Acing a FMCSA compliance review is difficult. However, these reviews are easier if trucking company owners are fully prepared. These reviews help keep roadways safe. They ensure drivers show competency and trucks are well maintained. The primary focus of your review is your drivers, your trucks and company procedures.

There’s five simple tips to making your FMCSA compliance review easier. Keep the following up to date on your drivers:

  • information and qualifications
  • hours of service
  • controlled substances and alcohol testing
  • vehicle maintenance
  • accident reports

Using our specially designed software ensures the required information is right at your fingertips.

Nine Steps of a FMCSA Compliance Review

The first step of a compliance review is an opening interview. Then, various staff are interviewed separately. Accident reports for the last 12 months will be reviewed. Then, the inspector checks vehicle maintenance logs. Additionally, information on drivers and hazard material procedures will be assessed. Finally, after checking hours of service, the closing interview will be conducted.

Businesses are informed of the results within 60 days for a satisfactory rating. They are notified within 45 days for conditional or unsatisfactory ratings.

Relaxing Through This Process

If you have TruckingOffice, you’re already prepared for your FMCSA compliance review. With this simple process, information is only entered once. Our program automatically transfers data to the necessary records. When a driver is hired, all the necessary information is input immediately. The computer software then automatically updates all the records.

For example, when a driver takes a load cross-country, the original order tracks the driver’s miles and hours of service. If the driver has the brakes fixed on the trunk in Tennessee, that information goes right to the truck maintenance log. Having this information centralized and accessible puts your compliance officer at ease. It makes it obvious that you manage your company well. Additionally, TruckingOffice tracks income, expenses and can also be used to calculate taxes. 

How To File Amended IFTA Reports Easily

Filing an amended IFTA report manually might be enough to drive you crazy!  Turn to TruckingOffice to minimize the strain on your mental health. Our trucking management software can help you correct errors easily.  Furthermore, our software will correctly calculate your IFTA fuel tax report.

In most states, IFTA returns must be filed promptly each quarter. Our system can be used for any of the states or provinces that participate in the International Fuel Tax Agreement.  While no one enjoys filing paperwork and reports, TruckingOffice makes it bearable. Should you encounter any problems, we fully support our products. No matter your question, we have the answers you need.

The easiest way to survive your FMCSA compliance review is to have the required information available. Complete records on drivers, test results, maintenance and accident reports are vital. After all, safety is the number one concern of everyone involved!

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