DOT Audit Preparation
Industry: Crude & Water Hauling
Location: CO, NM, TX, OK, UT, FL & LA
Type of Insurance: Commercial Auto
Valued Client Since: 2015
The employer was having difficulty finding a competent Department of Transportation (DOT) manager to manage the fleet and employees. DOT managers would start and quit on a regular basis and many appeared to have limited knowledge of the regulations and how to manage a fleet.
AssuredPartners (AP) was able to perform a mock DOT audit and pinpoint deficiencies in record keeping, training and procedures for their drivers. They were able to work with existing staff to provide information and guidance on recordkeeping requirements, training for their drivers and guidance on meaningful actions for drivers that failed to follow the regulations and company policy. AP was also able to provide the Risk Management Center platform as a valuable tool for tracking drivers license expirations, medical card expirations, periodic annual inspection expirations and CDL training for their drivers.
When the employer was audited by FMCSA, no deficiencies were identified and the employer was ecstatic because they did not receive any monetary fines.As an added bonus, the insurance carrier was impressed with their depth of knowledge, understanding of the recordkeeping requirements and disciplinary procedures and the employer only saw a 10% increase in their commercial auto policy in a time when we were seeing much higher rates for this particular industry.