Are you in charge of a fleet of commercial trucks? Or perhaps you are responsible for a handful of tow trucks? If you find yourself managing a large vehicle responsible for transportation, item distribution, and more, you’ve likely had to have them go through a DOT inspection. Short for Department of Transportation, the DOT inspection is conducted on commercial motor vehicles that are at or exceed 10,000 lbs and helps ensure these vehicles are fit for the road. At So Cal Mobile Maintenance in Los Angeles & Ventura Counties, we can perform this critical inspection in the convenience of your location. Our ASE Master Certified technicians come to you and perform the six-level inspection with state-of-the-art equipment and extensive experience providing the service. They’ll be able to inform you if your vehicle earns a satisfactory rating. And if not, they can provide the necessary services to ensure your vehicle does earn it during its next inspection.
How You Can Pass
The DOT Inspection can be one of the most stressful inspections to go through for motor carriers old and new. The idea of receiving an unsatisfactory rating, and the penalties that come with it, can leave some carriers up at night. From higher insurance premiums to a damaged reputation, there are numerous downsides to failing the inspection, so it’s important that you properly prepare before your truck is due.
First, it’s important to know if your truck is even eligible for the inspection, and you can find out by its weight. Any vehicle over 10,000 lbs is subject to the inspection, and that can include taxis, delivery trucks, trucking fleets, public utility vehicles, and more. If your vehicle does require the inspection, the best way to prepare is by understanding the six stages of the inspection:
North American Standard Inspection
Walk-Around Driver/Vehicle Inspection
Enhance NAS Inspection for Radioactive Shipments
Once you understand each level, you should quickly inspect your vehicle. You specifically want to inspect the tires, lights, windows, and mirrors for any damage or malfunction, as these are small things that can be easily fixed or replaced. We can happily provide the necessary services to ensure your vehicles pass the DOT inspection!
Schedule an Inspection
If your vehicle is due for its DOT inspection, make sure it’s performed by knowledgeable professionals who can provide you with a comprehensive and convenient experience -- So Cal Mobile Maintenance. Located in Los Angeles & Ventura Counties, our ASE Master Certified technicians carry extensive experience providing these inspections and are properly certified to perform it. If you receive an unsatisfactory rating, they can provide you with the necessary repairs to ensure your truck passes with flying colors during reinspection. You can schedule your inspection by using our quick and convenient online scheduling system, which sets your appointment in minutes. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call at 310-702-7509, as our professionals would be more than happy to chat and help you.