Category: DOT Accidents

What is the Purpose of a DOT Physical?

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A “DOT (Department of Transportation) physical” is a physical examination by a licensed medical examiner who is listed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration National Registry. Truckers must take and “pass” this physical exam in order to do their job. It is meant to show that the trucker is physically qualified to drive a… Read more »

What are Accident Preventability Evaluations?

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Accident preventability evaluations are meant to help drivers avoid trucking accidents, which affect a company’s bottom line. By evaluating a driver’s practical knowledge about accidents–and how to avoid them–trucking companies can benefit with fewer delayed shipments, less damage to vehicles and cargo, and, of course, fewer employee injuries. Safety matters, and accident preventability evaluations cover… Read more »

The DOT Post Accident Checklist

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Wouldn’t it be great if accidents didn’t happen? No stubbed toes, no blurry photographs, and no errors costing your baseball team the game would make for a much more predictable and easy path through life. Unfortunately, we’re all very aware that this is not the case, and it’s why we need to exercise caution as… Read more »

What is a DOT Recordable Accident?

It can be difficult to sort through all the rules and regulations that the Department of Transportation has on truck drivers. But when it comes to safety, it’s important that truck drivers and the companies they work for are properly monitored and held accountable. This makes the road safer for every driver, commercial or not…. Read more »