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Part 382 D & A = 10% random alcohol/50% drug + pre-employment drug test before the driver drives + post accident drug & alcohol tests when required

Part 383 CDL = Make sure drivers have a current CDL

Part 387 = Have a copy of MCS Form 90 on site and ensure the MCS Form 90 reflects the level of insurance required. It annoys me the insurance industry will only issue a MCS Form 90 for what a carrier list on their application for authority; if a carrier has $1,000,000 policy and their authority indicates the carrier is a non-HM requiring $750,000 that's what the MCS 90 will reflect. If a carrier transports ANY amount of HM they must have $1,000,000 insurance. It's a violation of Part 387 to not have:

1. Inadequate levels of insurance

2. Insufficent insurance on file for the commodity transported, i.e. HM

3. No MCS Form 90

4. MCS Form 90 doesn't reflect the level of insurance required

Part 390 General Record Keeping = Records available when asked for; many carriers are under the assumption they have 48 hours to produce the records... The 48 hour rule applies to carriers with multiple terminals that allows the terminals to store records at the terminal.

Part 391 DQ = See Part 391.51 for a list of all files REQUIRED in the DQ file. Make sure your company has a tracking tool to keep track of DOT medical renewals; Outlook or other calendar programs work wonders in providing pops ups to remind the user tasks are due. Pick one month a year and pull all of your drivers' MVR; if you use June then do ALL drivers in June including those hired in the 11 months preceeding the annual pull. Make sure you do the employment inquires required.

Part 392 Driving a CMV = Thou shall not speed Part 392.2; if a driver logs a trip at 70 mph in a state with a 65 mph speed limit your company can be cited and prosecuted for Part 392.2.

Part 395 HOS = Driver's record of duty status (RODS)... No flase RODS; no missing RODS; RODS turned in on time; RODS complete with all required information

Part 396 Maintenance = Annual inspections, DVIRs, scheduled maintenance program with a record maintenance is being performed on time and road side inspections, proof repairs were completed


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