During the 72-hour inspection blitz, held in May 2021, inspectors examined more than 40,000 commercial vehicles at inspections sites in Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. After discovering out-of-service violations, inspectors called for the removal of 6,710 commercial motor vehicles and 2,080 drivers from the roadways. Mexico performed vehicle-only inspections.
Being a professional truck driver is one of the most challenging professions there is. Think about it. They’re operating under the demand to get from points A to B on time, preferably early. The traffic includes obstacles such as accidents, construction, rush hour, and limited parking.
Remember, FMCSA auditors often request an inspection of motor carriers’ DQ files. During these audits, we begin to understand how vital DQ files are to the business. It’s the reason I recommend that you qualify your drivers per the FMCSA regulations.
The job as a commercial truck driver is an important one, but the demands can be grueling, including the pressure to deliver loads safely and on time. To help ensure drivers are prepared, the Federal Motor Commercial Safety Administration (FMCSA) has strict requirements for preparing new drivers for the road.