DOT inspections are an essential part of “keepin’ on truckin’” in Mesa, and many truck drivers and vehicle operators are required to have them on a regular basis thanks to a Mesa law passed last year. While requirements were more narrow in the past, now every vehicle with a combined weight over 10,000 lbs. must have a DOT inspection completed. What are the basics of DOT inspections in Mesa?
What Is a Commercial Vehicle?
Commercial vehicles, even if they are contractor vehicles and not trucks, must have a DOT number and physical card and receive DOT inspections. What counts as a commercial vehicle in Mesa? A vehicle that is operated in interstate commerce to move property or passengers when the car:
Has a gross combined weight rating or gross vehicle weight rating, or gross combined weight or gross vehicle weight of 10,0001 lbs. or more.
Is designed or used to transport 8 or more passengers (including the driver) for pay.
Is designed or used to transport 15 or more passengers (including the driver) without compensation.
It is used to transport hazardous materials in a quantity that requires a placard.
How Do DOT Inspections Work?
Mesa has a Preventative Maintenance Program (PM Program) that requires all commercial vehicles are regularly inspected, repaired and maintained every 25,000 miles or 12 months. Mesa Towing Services is here to help! The state of Mesa outlines the exact standards of maintenance, and we understand how to complete them and fill all of the necessary paperwork. Some of the elements of the inspection include:
Brake and Clutch Pedal
Tanks and Pressure Valves
We are happy to help you maintain your truck or commercial vehicle and keep it in excellent condition. We can perform a broad range of maintenance to prepare you for DOT inspections for Mesa vehicles, including:
The North American Standard Inspection, which looks at basic documents, the seatbelt, exhaust system, steering wheel, rims, wheels, headlights, taillights, and fuel system
The Walk-Around Inspection that also checks underneath the vehicle
The Driver-Only Inspection that examines the operator’s license, daily log, and medical certifications
We at Mesa Towing Services strongly promote as well as urge secure driving. We additionally know that in some cases things fail as well as you might require roadside assistance in the future. When you require aid with your vehicle while on the road, Mesa Towing Services uses fast & trusted towing and also roadside assistance-- anywhere in the Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Tempe, Phoenix, Queen Creek, Apache Junction. We will respond right away on a 24/7 basis, so provide us a phone call right now at (480) 351-4360 if you require towing or any roadside assistance