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  • Writer's pictureEvelina.Petrov

1 in 4 Carriers Audited Last Year

Updated: Dec 7, 2021

#1: Operating With a Suspended/Revoked/Etc. CDL

Although this violation is easy to catch with an MVR Monitoring program, it has been the top acute violation since 2017 – accounting for 33 percent of acute violations so far this year. In almost all cases, it leads to both fines and out-of-service orders

#2: Failing to Implement an Alcohol And/or Drug Testing Program

There are a lot of facets that go into running a DOT-compliant drug and alcohol testing program – so unless a company has the support of a reputable third-party administrator, mistakes are easy to make. This is now compounded by the new Clearinghouse regulation, which adds even more drug and alcohol testing requirements for DOT-regulated carriers and their drivers. Between not implementing a compliant drug and alcohol testing program, and not randomly testing drivers at the required rate, these violations account for 35 percent of all acute violations.

#3: Inquires Into Employment Record not Kept in Driver Qualification File

Each driver qualification file must include proof of the DOT background checks that must be conducted for each new hire. This documentation must be kept for the entirety of each driver’s employment – plus three years thereafter. This violation has accounted for 10 percent of all critical violations so far this year.

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