If you own a heavy-duty truck for work purposes, chances are you've heard of DOT inspections. These are regularly scheduled checkups that all commercial vehicles have to go through each year.
DOT inspections are required by law for you to remain legally registered as a commercial truck driver, and if your vehicle fails, it's important to take care of the issue before you can get back behind the wheel again.
DOT inspections are an important part of the commercial vehicle industry, and they help to ensure that all mechanics and owners follow proper protocol in maintaining their trucks' health.
These inspections take a look at all of the engines' vital parts, including:
- ECU system
- Emergency exits
- Windshield wipers
- Steering Wheel
If your heavy-duty truck fails its DOT inspection, you should make sure you identify the issue and visit your mechanic to take care of it. But it's also smart to take proactive action.
You can take care of problems with your truck's DOT inspections by bringing your vehicle into our garage for a preliminary evaluation. A certified mechanic will know what needs to be done to pass. Whether that's having brakes replaced, getting new tires and wheels installed, replacing exhaust systems, or rechecking environmental emissions.
You should also remember that DOT officers can pull you over and issue a hefty fine if they find that your truck does not comply with safety standards, so it's essential to take your vehicle for a proper inspection as soon as you can.