FMCSA INFORMATION, TRUCK DOT INSPECTIONS IN SENECA, SC

DOT INSPECTIONS

ANNUAL DOT INSPECTIONS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES WITH A G.V.W.R. OF 10,001 OR MORE POUNDS. INSPECTIONS RECORDS MUST BE KEPT ON FILE FOR 14 MONTHS. FMCSR 396.17 STATES THAT COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE MUST NOT OPERATE UNLESS INSPECTED IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS.

FMCSR 396.19

DOT INSPECTORS MUST BE CAPABLE OF PERFORMING AN INSPECTION BY REASON OF EXPERIENCE, TRAINING OR A COMBINATION OF BOTH.

TRUCK AND TRAILER COMBINIATION

IF YOUR COMMERCIAL TRUCK AND TRAILER COMBINATION G.V.W.R. IS OVER 10,000 YOUR COMBINATION IS SUBJECT TO THE REQUIREMENT.

TRACTORS TRAILERS & TANKERS

TRACTORS, TRAILERS AND TANKERS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE 1 OR 2 DIFFERENT TYPES OF REFLECTIVE TAPE. TRAILERS WITH ELECTRIC BRAKES ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE BREAK AWAY SAFETY DEVICES THAT ARE NOT POWERED BY THE COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE TOWING IT.
-WINDSHIELD DEFROSTER IS REQUIRED ON CMV'S
-SPARE FUSES, CHARGED FIRE EXTINGUISHER, AND WARNING DEVICES SUCH AS TRIANGLES ARE REQUIRED ON COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES.
-BRAKE STROKE MUST BE MEASURED FOR PROPER OPERATING ADJUSTMENT ON AIR BRAKE SYSTEMS
-SAFETY DEVICES SUCH AS CHAINS CANNOT BE STRETCHED, TWISTED, OR KNOTTED AND MUST HAVE PROPER FASTENERS
-CROSSING CHAINS IS NOT REQUIRED BY FMCSA, BUT A SAFETY DEVICE IS REQUIRED TO PREVENT TOW BAR FROM HITTING THE GROUND

CSA SCORING

YOUR FLEET CARRIER AND DRIVERS SHOULD MAINTAIN LOW CSA SCORES TO MEET FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS.  FREQUENT PRE-TRIPS AND POST-TRIPS AND A PROPER MAINTENANCE PLAN, SHOULD ASSIST IN REDUCING YOUR SAFETY COMPLIANCE SCORES. DRIVERS AND CARRIERS ARE BOTH EFFECTED BY HIGH CSA SCORING  

ACCIDENTS

HAVE AN ACCIDENT PACKET AND GUIDELINES IN PLACE FOR EMERGENCY AND ACCIDENTS.

PALMETTO FLEET SERVICE IS HERE TO ASSIST YOU WITH YOU FMCSA COMPLIANCE WITH  TRUCK DOT INSPECTIONS IN SENECA, TRAILER DOT INSPECTIONS AND VEHICLE DOT INSPECTIONS. 


SOUTH CAROLINA REGULATORY INFORMATION

SOUTH CAROLINA REGULATORY DOWNLOAD INFORMATION

SOUTH CAROLINA WEIGHT SIZE & LIMITS UPLOADED APR 2018 (pdf)

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Intrastate Frequently Asked Questions UPLOADED APR 2018 (pdf)

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SOUTH CAROLINA REGULATORY INFORMATION

STATE REGULATION

SOUTH CAROLINA AND OTHER STATES HAVE REGULATORY AND SAFETY GUILD LINES IN ADDITION TO THE FMCSA REQUIREMENT. STUDY THE REQUIREMENTS, OR SEEK LEGAL HELP FOR ASSISTANCE

DOT PHYSICALS

DOT PHYSICALS ARE NOW REQUIRED TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE SC DMV. 

STATE INFORMATION

FOR TRUCK AND TRAILER STATE REQUIREMENTS, WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU PURCHASE THE MOST UPDATED TRUCKING ATLAS. THERE YOU WILL FIND FEDERAL AND STATE CONTACT INFORMATION AND STATE REQUIREMENTS FOR HEIGHT, WEIGHT, WIDTH, BRIDGE LAWS WHEN APPLICABLE, TOLL ROADS, AND RESTRICTED ROUTES. STATE TRANSPORTATION CONTACTS SHOULD ALSO BE LOCATED IN THE ATLAS.

BRIDGE LAWS

BRIDGE LAWS FOR TRUCKS AND TRAILERS ARE IN THE SC REGULATORY DOWNLOAD MENU. DUMP TRUCKS, SPECIAL PURPOSE VEHICLES, TRACTOR AND TRAILER COMBINATIONS MAY HAVE DIFFERENT REQUIREMENTS. AXLE WEIGHT CAN VARY FROM STEER TO SINGLE AXLE TO TANDEM AXLES. 

DISCLAIMER

THE INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE IS FOR AWARENESS ONLY. THIS PAGE OR SITE IS NOT INTENDED FOR LEGAL ADVICE, OR A SUBSTITUTE THERE OF.  THIS PAGE OR ANY PART THERE OF MAY NOT BE UPDATED AND MAY BECOME OUTDATED.

WE ENCOURAGE CARRIERS, DRIVERS AND AFFILIATES TO STUDY THE FMCSA/FMCSR WITH STATE AND LOCAL REQUIREMENTS.