All commercial motor vehicles (CMV) weighing more than 10,000 pounds must undergo an annual Department of Transportation (DOT) inspection, but what does that mean?
The DOT wants to ensure all of a vehicle’s parts and accessories are in working order. The safety of the driver, passenger, and all others sharing the road is paramount.
The Department of Transportation has six primary levels of DOT inspections, most involve the vehicle and the driver, but the Level V inspection is a Vehicle Only Inspection, which is the type that all Osco-certified use chassis undergo.
This inspection includes:
Canada and the United States share similar reciprocity on DOT requirements so trucks with proper operating authority from one country are legal in the other.