We are demystifying how a Facility Audit is managed in Ontario and, more specifically, how the vehicle preventative maintenance (PM) profile is scored.
As a former DOT Auditor, I can attest to the fact that being selected for a Compliance Review (C.R.) is not always the most pleasant of experiences for a motor carrier. That being said a C.R. of a motor carrier’s safety program records could be relatively issue free if the motor carrier’s management team and staff understand the regulations that they are subject to, and what records an Auditor will expects to review during the C.R.
Dear Marc, I used to work at a company that used the 24-hour Restart under the Oilfield Exemption rule even when not transporting oil. Can oilfield companies operate under the Oilfield Exemption rule even when not hauling oil commodities, like shingles, hay, coils and other? Thanks for your insight!
I am starting work for a new motor carrier. What is the best way to present my prior 7 days records of duty status?
A motor carrier was in the midst of being audited by DOT and were asked to surrender an “Unassigned Driving Report” for the previous 6 months, even though they were grandfathered under the AOBRD requirements prior to the ELD launch in December 2017.
Getting audited isn’t something that most fleets look forward to – it can mean a lot of running around, headaches, and time away from driving. However, that wasn’t the case for WAT Supplies. After using the BigRoad Mobile App and the BigRoad Web App to improve their operations, WAT Supplies actually volunteered to be audited by the Ministry of Transportation (MTO)!
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has released the dates for their 29th annual International Roadcheck program. The inspection blitz will be taking place from June 7 to 9, 2016. 10,000 CVSA certified inspectors (local, state, provincial, and federal) will be performing thousands of inspections across the United States, Canada, and Mexico during this time.