DOT Compliance Services
DOT Readiness Group is here for all your FMCSA Compliance Needs!
One of the best ways to know if you’re ready for a state or federal investigation is to do a Mock DOT Audit first! We will perform the Audit at your office just as the DOT would! There are two options, we can review 100% of your files or just 20% to give you a vague idea of where you stand. The reports at the end of the Mock DOT Audit will be identical to what you would receive during a real audit. We will show you the DOT fines that you would possibly incur before leaving. Don’t worry; we won’t just leave you with a report. We will work with you to come up with a plan of action to correct the violations we find. As well as a solid system for future procedures.
At DOT Readiness Group we understand that it can be difficult and expensive to send your whole team to an off-site seminar. For this reason we offer the same workshops at your location. You can have your whole team attend in a private setting for a flat daily rate. This 2-day class is designed to give your team the foundation, industry terms, perspective, and interpretation they need so they can understand how DOT Compliance really works. We will review and discuss DOT classifications, regulations, policies, DOT audits and procedures. The information in this course is up to date, and presented in terms you can understand. Your team will learn exactly what the DOT expects of you, your company, and your drivers.
The FMCSA continues to make changes to regulations. While this is a good thing, it is tough for companies to keep current with the amended regulations. DOT Readiness Group offers Monthly seminars relative to DOT Compliance, deciphering correct interpretation of these new regulations, and what they mean for your operation. You will review and discuss DOT classifications, regulations, policies, DOT audits and procedures. With this information you will begin to understand how a safety rating is calculated and what it means to be compliant. The information in this course is up to date, and presented in terms you can understand. You will learn exactly what the DOT expects of you, your company, and your drivers.
There is only so much you can learn from the internet or reading the FMCSR’s. Our On-site Training is designed specifically for your company’s needs. Our team will arrive with the mindset that we work for you and your best interests. We train your team on anything and everything DOT! You let us know any concerns you are currently having and we come prepared to help you come up with the best and most efficient ways for your company to become and stay DOT Compliant.
Are you starting or have you just started a new DOT Regulated Company? Wouldn’t it be great if there was a Turn-Key process you could purchase? Well, here it is! DOT Readiness Group prepares and files the necessary registrations for you. We create your Company Policies, Procedures, Driver Files, Vehicle Maintenance Files and Written Manuals. We teach you and your staff how to maintain everything as your operation grows. We will make sure you are set up with a qualified D&A testing Facility and work with the necessary agencies to ensure you are completely compliant and ready to operate upon completion.
Have you ever used a Staffing or Recruiting Agency to find drivers? We can go above and beyond what a Staffing agency can and will do. Our business is all about DOT Compliance, CDL Drivers and OSHA Training. With the regulations changing and the Driver Shortages, it can seem daunting to stay compliant and recruit top notch drivers. We have a proven system that works! We can handle whatever your needs may be on a flat fee per driver basis. Our drivers come to you completely trained and qualified, not only for DOT but also ready for work!
Contact DOT Readiness Group at (432) 653-0104 for more details.
There are only a couple of training courses that a driver must take according to regulations. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t train your drivers on regular basis. DOT Readiness Group offers Driver Training in Conjunction with OSHA Training. We can come to your location or you can send your drivers to our training center. We can train your drivers on proper Vehicle Inspections, Hours of Service, D&A Awareness, OSHA Monthly Safety Meetings, Cargo Rollover, Hazmat Security Awareness, Roadside Inspection Etiquette & more!
“UGHHH!!!” That is what we hear every time we talk to companies about how they should be regularly auditing their log books. It is time consuming and honestly really boring. You can purchase scanning equipment; but you still have to input a ton of information. DOT Readiness Group will Audit your logs monthly, or every 3 – 6 Months (You are required to keep time records for 6 months). We feel that third party monthly auditing is the best approach, but you may just want it on a one time basis. This can be done off-site as well. Contact us to see what plan may work best for you.
Whether you have just gone through a New Entrant Safety Audit or a Full DOT Compliance Review; an unfavorable DOT Rating (i.e. Unsatisfactory or Conditional) can be fixed! The best thing to do if you have just received your proposed rating is call us immediately! Time is of the essence on this and it is a lot easier to go through the process of possibly getting the rating upgraded within the first 15 days. If it has been longer than 15 days, give us a call for another option.
Even though you are required to have insurance; they aren’t required to give it to you! If your broker is having a hard time getting quotes because of your SMS scores or Crash rating we can help them with the process. We have successfully helped many brokers submit letters on a company’s behalf to show how you will prepare to start reducing your SMS scores. This process has resulted in brokers being able to submit quotes to companies that otherwise they would not be able to. (i.e. better commercial insurance rates!!)
We understand that DOT Compliance and the regulations can be very tricky. Not to mention all of the other responsibilities you have, trying to make your files neat, organized and compliant is the last thing you have time to do. We can come to your office, go through all of your DOT Regulated files and create a customized system that works for you. We will also train you and your team on what to do with those files once we leave to stay DOT Compliant. We can do this remotely if you choose. You ship or bring the files to us and we create a 100% compliant Driver Qualification filing system for you! We will also go through the Vehicle files, create a DOT Audit Ready Binder and verify that you are ready for that unfortunate letter saying “Your Compliance Review is Scheduled”!
One thing that sets us apart from the rest, is we have been where you are. We understand company operations and how DOT Compliance doesn’t always necessarily fit your operations. We are very strategic to help you stay 100% compliant but at the same time keep your company operations in mind. We have many services that we offer to be a full compliance partner with you.
Our DOT Compliance Training Specialists can train your team on anything from DOT Compliance, Driver Recruitment, DOT Audit Preparation, Human Resources as it relates to FMCSA, Administrative Training, etc. We can conduct strategic planning meetings with supervisors, upper management and Officers so we can address specific questions and/or needs you may have. See our DOT Safety Training for other specific classes we offer to drivers and supervisors.
The CEO of DOT Readiness Group has successfully owned FMCSA regulated and Non regulated businesses and managed several others. Our team has over 55 years of combined experience in DOT, Management, HR, Payroll, Accounting, and virtually anything DOT related. If you need a special service, please don’t hesitate to contact our office. If it’s something we can’t help you with, we will do our best to put you in contact with someone who can!