Safety Management Plans for Safety Fitness Determination Upgrade
Has a compliance review left you with a Conditional or Unsatisfactory rating?
Are you being denied loads?
Have your insurance rates increased?
Have you been denied an upgrade request?
Have you received a Notice of Claim?
A DOT audit can result in a Safety Fitness Rating of Conditional or Unsatisfactory. This means that you will be fined, your insurance rates will likely increase, and can affect your ability to get brokered loads. The process to get an upgrade takes time and there are specific requirements that must be followed. We can help. We are a national company and have working relationships with state DOT’s and FMCSA Regional Service Centers. We will work with you to prove that corrective actions have been taken by your company and request your upgrade.
Common Acute and Critical Violations that must be addressed for an upgrade include:
382.115A – Failing to Implement an Alcohol and/or Drug Testing Program
382.305 – Failing to Implement Random Controlled Substance or Alcohol Testing Program
387.7A – Inadequate or No Financial Responsibility
172.880B – Transporting Hazardous Materials Without a Security Plan
383.37A – Allowing Driver to Operate with Suspended/Revoked/etc. CDL
382.215 – Using a Driver Who Has Tested Positive for a Drug
391.11A – Using an Unqualified Driver
391.11B41 – Using a Physically Unqualified Driver
390.35 – Requiring, Permitting or Making False Statements or Records
396.11A – Failing to Require Driver to Prepare Vehicle Inspection Report
395.8A – No Drivers Record of Duty Status
382.301A – Using a Driver Before Receiving a Pre-Employment Result
391.51B2 – Inquiries into Employment Record Not Kept in Diver Qualification File
396.17A – Using a CMV not Periodically Inspected
395.8E – False Report of Drivers Record of Duty Status
395.8K1 – Retention of Driver’s Record of Duty Status
382.305B2 – Failing to Do Random Drug Tests at Applicable Annual Rate
396.3B – Failing to Keep Minimum Records of Inspection and Maintenance
395.81 – Failing to Submit Record of Duty Status within 13 day
Corrective actions that must be taken include:
DOT compliant policies and procedures
Record of Duty Status (RODS) Training
Hours of Service (HOS) Training
Driver Qualification (DQ) Training
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CDL Consultants has the expertise and experience to help your company get the upgrade you need. We also help companies with New Entrant Audits, Corrective Action Plans, Notice of Claim (Fines), managing violations, driver citations, lowering SMS scores, and much more. Contact us today for a free consultation.
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