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Preventive Maintenance

DOT Inspections

All commercial motor vehicles (CMV) that weigh more than 10,000 pounds must undergo annual DOT inspections. A DOT inspection is an inspection conducted by the Department of Transportation to ensure that all the CMV parts and accessories are safe to use, in good condition and working properly.

R&S Maintenance Service can prepare your fleet to pass inspections. Keep your fleet road worthy and safe! Contact us today!

There are six primary levels of DOT inspections. These may be conducted anywhere by a qualified DOT inspector or state police officer. 

Our DOT Inspection service will check the following systems:

Seat belt

Brake lamps


Coupling devices

Exhaust system

Emergency exits and/or electrical cables and systems in engine and battery compartments (buses)


Fuel system


Lamps on projecting loads

Safe loading

Securement of cargo

Steering mechanism

Stop Lamps


Tail lamps


Trailer bodies

Turn signals

Wheels, rims, and hubcaps

Windshield wipers