A driver’s daily vehicle inspection report is required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) for any commercial drivers. This is to ensure that they understand their functions as well as the rules and regulations corresponding to their job titles.
Any business owners who have commercial vehicles and hire drivers must also be aware of the data being filled out in the form. It is a requirement for the FMCSR board to review and suggest necessary actions that need to accomplish by both the owner and the driver.
Car operators must inspect the overall status of the vehicle to ensure that there are unnecessary defects and other non-repairable parts that can postpone its function and the business. Car operators and authorized personnel must assess the commercial vehicle and give their recommendations if there is any.
Car operators must be aware of the proper condition of the vehicle’s battery, brakes, engine, fuel tanks, lights, mirrors; as well as the oil pressure, radiators, and reflectors. They also must point out the safety equipment required for the vehicle, its windows, and windshield wipers.
Any commercial drivers undergoing the inspection must fill-out the form of the required vehicle accessory they are about to and can drive with. Both the driver and the commercial owner must assure that all vehicles are in an excellent condition and do not have defects.
All commercial drivers and owners have the chance to correct if there have been findings on the vehicle. The FMCSR can also verdict that the car is not deemed safe for its operation. It will also be attested by an attending mechanic to make sure that all findings are implicated and fair.
The FMCSR will also consider all accomplished repairs. If and when a part is non-repairable or already regarded as irreplaceable, the agency can issue an out-of-service directive as not to worsen the condition of the vehicle or cause any accidents to both drivers and other motorists and pedestrians.
The accomplishment of the form must be done on a daily basis to ensure the quality and the condition of the vehicle as a part of a precautionary measure. Any violation of such order may lead to suspension and other sanction depending to the FMCSR.
All business owners, executives, and the drivers must be aware of the requirement and duly accomplish the form for consistent strict compliance by the ones responsible.