Be Prepared for the New Entrant Safety Audit
All new motor carriers must pass a Safety Audit within the first 12 months of their operations. This is part of the FMCSA New Entrant Program. The safety audit is a review of the carrier’s records to ensure a safe trucking operations.
FMCSA will conduct an in-person audit at the carrier’s place of business. Carriers will need to submit and maintain documents that ensures effective safety management processes, operating procedures, and record-keeping requirements.
Safety Audit Focus Areas
FMCSA auditor will focus on these specific areas during the safety audit.
- Driver qualifications
- Vehicle maintenance records
- Accident registers
- Alcohol and substance testing programs
- General safety operations
Automatic Failure Violations
These safety violations will result in an automatic audit failures.
- Alcohol and drug violations
- Driver violations
- Operator violations
- Repairs and inspection violations
How We Can Help
Our experienced compliance specialists will provide you with guidance to pass the safety audit! We will work with you to ensure you have the correct policies and procedures in place including, but not limited to, drug and alcohol program, accident registers, vehicle maintenance records, record keeping policies, and more! We will conduct mock audits to ensure you will be ready and prepared for the real deal. Go into your audit with confidence!