Federal DOT Audit Preparation
Ensuring the Continued Operation of Your Business
An important aspect of remaining DOT-compliant by federal standards is fully preparing for a federal DOT audit. If you fall under one of the six safety-sensitive agencies, including FAA, FRA, FMSCA, PHMSA, FTA, and USCG, you must not only comply with nationwide regulations, you must also be prepared to show that you are following the proper protocols. These may include conducting random drug and alcohol testing, maintaining an ongoing drug and alcohol policy, reporting test results through proper channels, and carrying out the necessary supervisor training to spot potential drug or alcohol abuse/misuse.
With more than 10 years of experience in the industry, FastestLabs® can help you with every aspect of federal DOT audit preparation. We know what will be looked at during your audit and can help you get the necessary paperwork in order. We understand the specific regulations that apply to your business and can help you make sure that an audit will be minimally disruptive to your day-to-day operations.
What Are the Main Elements of a DOT Audit?
There are four main factors that are examined during a federal DOT audit. These include:
- Drug and alcohol testing
- Driver qualifications
- Hours of service
- Vehicle maintenance
The DOT auditor may also take a look at your records to determine if proper supervisor training was carried out, whether or not tests were conducted on federal custody and control forms, and if the proper protocol was followed for drug and alcohol testing procedures.
Fastest Labs can help you prepare for every aspect of your upcoming federal DOT audit. Our staff can help you prove that you instated and carried out a random testing program, that you established a method of reporting test results, and that you completed the necessary supervisor training.
Why Choose Fastest Labs?
Preparing for a federal DOT audit can be time-consuming and stressful. There are many things to consider and numerous documents that need to be compiled. At Fastest Labs, we have years of experience working with DOT auditors and are familiar with all Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR). Whether you run a relatively small operation or you have a large, multi-state business, we can take care of everything you need to get ready for your DOT audit.
We even provide DOT-compliant services, including program design, policy creation and implementation, program maintenance, and a full range of drug and alcohol testing services. We offer fast, accurate testing in our labs and our on-site testing facilities. Our highly-qualified team can help you with everything from DOT drug and alcohol testing compliance to federal DOT audit preparation--and everything in between!