DOT: Inspections

  • 3 topics | 22m 59s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
Maintaining safe working equipment and working conditions is essential when operating large trucks. In order to ensure that vehicles are safe to operate and share the road with, it is important to perform frequent inspections of the equipment you are using, as well as more extensive annual inspections. In this course, you will learn when to perform operator inspections, what to inspect, and how to report your inspections. You will also learn about requirements and standards for annual inspections as required by the Department of Transportation, or DOT. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • identify the main components of driver-based pre-trip inspections
  • identify the main components of driver-based on-route inspections
  • identify post-route requirements
  • identify intermodal equipment inspection requirements
  • identify general requirements for annual DOT inspections
  • identify minimum standards for annual DOT inspections
  • identify the information that must be included on a report from an annual inspection


  • Pre-trip and On-route Inspections
  • Post-route and Intermodal Equipment Inspections
  • Annual Inspections