This is the final episode of a 3 part series where I go over some of the most important aspects of compliance with the DOT and FMCSA regulations for motor carriers. This specific episode covers the DOT New Entrant Safety Audit.What to Expect From Episode 43
I just went through my DOT New Entrant Safety Audit and I want to share my experience with all of you so you know what to expect and have the best experience possible. During this episode Craig and I start with some background for context and then we go into what my experience was like.What is a New Entrant Safety Audit?
When you first apply for a DOT Number or Motor Carrier Operating Authority, you are considered by the FMCSA as a New Entrant for 18 months. During that time, the DOT does two things:
A New Entrant Safety Audit is typically a simple version of a full blown DOT Safety Audit which is a review of a carrier's records designed to verify that you have basic safety management controls in place to ensure compliance with the regs.
If you want more details, including my own experience with the New Entrant Safety Audit, click here for the full show notes.