DOT Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspection – [Video Training Kit]


Do your Commercial Drivers need training on Vehicle Inspections? If so, this is the training package for you. As you know the Department of Transportation (DOT) requires that motor carriers implement a program to inspect their truck and commercial vehicles. The purpose of these inspections is to ensure that these large trucks and transport vehicles are mechanically safe and sound when they hit the road. These requirements are enforced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration or FMCSA. Of course safety is critical with these large trucks and regular inspection and proper maintenance helps ensure that problems are discovered before they become a problem with the driver on the road.

This Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspection Training Covers the Following Topics:

  • What are the 5 different types of inspections required by DOT and FMCSA? (1. An FMCSA “periodic” inspection that occurs at least annually, 2. A “pre-trip” inspection each time the truck hits the road, 3. an “en-route” inspection that a driver makes during their trip, 4. “Roadside” inspections that are conducted by DOT or law enforcement, and 5. the “post-trip” inspection at the end of each trip.
  • Who performs the periodic inspections of a commercial vehicle? (FMCSA certified inspectors)
  • Which inspections are commercial driver’s responsible for?
  • What is the purpose of a pre-trip inspection? (Ensures the truck is in good mechanical condition, that the load is positioned correctly and secured properly, and any problems identified on the last post-trip inspection have been resolved)
  • What are en-route inspections and why are they important?
  • What is the purpose of the post-trip inspection? (identifies and outlines the problems or issues that developed during the trip that require correction before the truck goes out again, documents the findings using a “Drivers Vehicle Inspection Report or DVIR, and includes a checklist of the systems, parts and accessories that FMCSA says must be inspected at the end of the trip)
  • Is the Driver’s Vehicle Inspection Report form required to be in a paper or electronic format?

Other Important Concepts in the Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspection Training:

  • Who signs the DVIR and at what stage of the inspection do the signatures occur?
  • What items are inspected during a “roadside” inspection and who performs these inspections and when?
  • Who is responsible to review the “post- trip” inspections?
  • What are typical items on a pre and post trip inspection checklist? (Tires, wheels, coupling hardware, hoses, emergency equipment, steering system, lights horn, etc)
  • What are the things the driver should look for in the cargo they are hauling? (the placement, arrangement and security of the cargo, the condition of the tie downs, blocks, braces, and load deck)
  • Do drivers only have to check their cargo securement before they hit the road? (No, en-route checks are also required to ensure that the load is safely secured)
  • What should the driver look for when doing an en-route “walk around” inspection?
  • Who performs roadside inspections and where to they usually occur?
  • and much more

Ensuring the safety of your drivers, as well as maintaining your FMCSA compliance is critical for any commercial driving operation. That’s why this “Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspection” training package is so important.  Available as an English speaking USB Stick or DVD this training will help ensure you stay compliant, and your drivers follow the required laws and safety protocols.

DOT Commerical Motor Vehicle Inspection Training Video – Full Length Preview:


All of our training videos include the following additional resources:

1) A Leader’s Guide

The person giving the training can use the Guide to help facilitate the training and provide additional verbal support to the video. It also includes a sample outline for the training session along with the highlights of the course.

2) An Employee Quiz

Important to be able to test your trainees to make sure they understand and comprehend the training course they just watched.  This is also good for employer documentation for safety training of employees.

3) Answer Key to the Quiz

Ensures the questions are being answered correctly.

4) An Attendance Sheet

Allows you to keep track of who was trained, when the training occurred, who was the instructor, etc. Excellent documentation to prove your training requirements are in order.

5) A Printable “Certificate of Completion”

Allows you to give one to each employee who attends the safety training session.  Can also be kept in an employee file for training documentation.

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