What’s Covered During a DOT Inspection?
Cargo Related Components
Since heavy-duty trucks carry a lot of heavy cargo on a daily basis, our DOT inspectors will inspect everything from your coupling system to your various fastening devices. This is to ensure your cargo does not come free during transport, which would put you and everyone else on the road in danger. If your coupling system does not have the appropriate components or if they’re present but not fully functioning, you will fail the inspection. The same goes for fastening devices.
Safety Related Components
Inspecting your safety equipment is by far the most important part of the DOT inspection. Your safety equipment includes your navigation lights, your brakes, your steering assembly, your tires, and your exhaust system. If any of these systems are not functioning correctly, you will fail the inspection. Each one of them is vital to keeping you and your passengers safe while operating your heavy-duty truck.
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Want to schedule a DOT inspection with one of our technicians here at GKT Truck Repair? Call us today, and we’ll book you in as soon as possible.