FMCSA Compliance for Commercial Motor Vehicles: A Beginner's Guide

Growing your fleet of vehicles is an exciting thing to experience, but with this growth comes the responsibility you have to remain compliant with FMCSA regulations. While this can seem like a daunting task, it’s best to start with a basic understanding of what to keep an eye on.

Not taking steps to remain compliant not only can lead to fines and penalties, but also jeopardize your operating status as a motor carrier.

In this eBook, you will discover a few key areas of running a business involving commercial motor vehicles that require attention to compliance, including:

  • Inspection regulations, including the daily DVIR requirement and periodic inspection requirements
  • The importance of implementing a vehicle maintenance program
  • Hours of Service regulations to become familiar with
  • Understanding the components of a Driver Qualification File, and what’s required

Disclaimer: This eBook is not intended to be a comprehensive guide to inspection requirements, but rather an introductory guide. Always refer to FMCSA officials or a qualified transportation consulting professional for additional guidance.

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