By general judgment, a DOT audit checks whether your fleet meets the safety regulations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). This is a helpful tool for minimizing negative consequences and optimizing road safety. Employers and employees of vehicles subject to DOT regulations must recognize that these safety regulations are in the company's best interest, the driver, and the public. To avoid audit problems, embrace the practices that lead to a low CSA score.
These practices also keep your vehicles in tip-top condition, your drivers safe and healthy, and your insurance rates lower.
For more information about the DOT Audit Checklist, visit the official resources. This resource is publicly available.