Legend :     (*)    Documents must be shown in inspector                            (C)    Auditor will comment on the subject in question      (*C) Both

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GENERAL TOPICS

Y

N

So-So

Action or Reference Note

1

*

Can you produce a copy of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMSCR)

 

 

 

 

Copies can be ordered from jjkeller.com.  Call 800-327-6868 and mention Action Code HB 9396:   $3.40 ea for English  ( HB 16 ORS ) and $4.10 ea for Spanish ( HB 16 ORS S ) 2005 revision.

2

You have one officially responsible person who is familiar and responsible for  compliance  with the FMCSR safety

 

 

 

 

 

3

Is this individual on an equal or higher level than the Director of Operations Position

 

 

 

 

 

4

Does this individual also have authority to hire drivers

 

 

 

 

 

5

Does this individual also have authority to terminate drivers

 

 

 

 

§398.3 Qualifications of drivers or operators.

§391.15 Disqualification of drivers

6

C

Do you have a driver safety training/orientation program?

 

 

 

 

 

Road Test and Equivalent; Other Training  (See a generic Fleet Safety Policy in the ‘files’ section. 

7

Do you have a safety incentive / award program

 

 

 

 

How do your become aware of and acknowledge good, desirable behavior?

8

Are you aware of the various fines and penalties which can be imposed for violations of the FMSCR

 

 

 

 

§383.53 Penalties

(a) General rule. Any person who violates the rules set forth in subparts B and C of this part may be subject to civil or criminal penalties as provided for in 49 U.S.C. 521(b).

(b) Special penalties pertaining to violation of out-of-service orders

(b)(1) Driver violations. A driver who is convicted of violating an out-of-service order shall be subject to a civil penalty of not less than $2,500 for a first conviction and not less than $5,000 for a second or subsequent conviction, in addition to disqualification under §383.51(e).

(b)(2) Employer violations. An employer who is convicted of a violation of §383.37(c) shall be subject to a civil penalty of not less than $2,750 nor more than $25,000.

(c) Special penalties pertaining to railroad-highway grade crossing violations. An employer who is convicted of a violation of §383.37(d) must be subject to a civil penalty of not more than $10,000.

 

9

C*

Does your management review its safety compliance status on a periodic basis

 

 

 

 

§383.51 Driver Disqualifications    Truck Inspections and Repair

 

10

Have and of your employees attended any outside safety meetings, courses or seminars in the past two years

 

 

 

 

These can be arranged through your Full Service lease provider’s Customer Representative.  Be sure to collect documentation of their attendance and place this proof in their file.

FINANCIAL TOPICS

Y

N

So-So

Action Note

1

C*

Do you have a Certificate of Insurance (COI) which proves you are covered  (in lieu of the MCS90 or 82 for larger carriers)

 

 

 

 

 

ACCIDENT

Y

N

So-So

Action Note

1

Can you explain the definition of a reportable accident

 

 

 

 

 

390.5 Definitions Accident means—

(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this definition, an occurrence involving a commercial motor vehicle operating on a highway in interstate or intrastate commerce which results in:

(i) A fatality;

(ii) Bodily injury to a person who, as a result of the injury, immediately receives medical treatment away from the scene of the accident; or

(iii) One or more motor vehicles incurring disabling damage as a result of the accident, requiring the motor vehicles to be transported away from the scene by a tow truck or other motor vehicle.

(2) The term accident does not include:

(i) An occurrence involving only boarding and alighting from a stationary motor vehicle; or

(ii) An occurrence involving only the loading or unloading of cargo.

 

2

Do you perform an evaluation to determine the accident was preventable  and Post Accident Testing 382.303

 

 

 

 

If the driver is not tested for alcohol and drugs as required by §382.303 and the motor carrier operates in the U.S. during a four- month period of time after the event that triggered the requirement for such a test, the motor carrier will be in violation of part 382 and may be subject to penalties under §382.507.

3

C*

Do you do you perform documented corrective action with driver involved in preventable accidents

 

 

 

 

 

 

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