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BIT Inspection Checklist

BIT Inspection Checklist

The BIT program (Basic Inspection of Terminals) was updated in 2016 to move from a time-based inspection system to a performance-based selection system. The terminals selected for inspection are based on the California Performance Safety Score (CPSS) which is a derived from a combination of FMCSA, SMS, and BASIC percentiles. Any carrier with a score above the Federal alert level will be selected for inspection. In addition, you can expect terminals that have never been inspected or those from which hazardous materials are transported will be prioritized above others.

What Records are Required for a BIT Inspection

Driver Records:

  • DMV Driving Record – required for new drivers until a Pull Notice Record (EPN) is obtained.
  • Employer Pull Notices – must be current within 13 months. All EPN records must be signed and dated.
  • Drivers’ Hours of Service Records – all driver timekeeping records / records of duty status, including supporting documentation, must be retained for at least 6 months.
  • Driver Proficiency Records – drivers records showing the different types of vehicles each can operate proficiently, must be maintained for the term of employment.
  • Driver Employment Application – must be retained for the term of employment.

Maintenance Records:

  • DVIR (Daily Vehicle Inspection Reports) – must be retained for a minimum of 3 months.
  • Mandated Carrier Inspection Reports – must be performed every 90 days and retained for at least 2 years.
  • Documentation of all inspection, maintenance, lubrication, and repairs – retained for at least 1 year.

Vehicle Condition:

  • Vehicle inspection
  • On-Highway Vehicle inspection

Hazardous Materials Records:

  • Hazmat training.
  • Cargo tank, including proper labeling of packaging and containers.
  • Shipping papers including proper entries, sequence, and certification when required, retained for a minimum of 1 year.

Motor carrier laws and regulations are frequently reviewed and change over time. Be sure that you are staying current with these updates as they can affect your ability to operate your fleet of commercial vehicles.

At Vehicle Licensing Consultants, we make it our priority to stay abreast of all regulations affecting the transportation industry. Our services keep your fleet on the road and in compliance. Contact us to learn more about how we help to take the risk of compliance failures off your plate and effectively save you time and money!

 

Vehicle Licensing Consultants

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Never Purchase New Equipment Again

Never Purchase New Equipment Again

As the major wireless carriers are working to phase our 3G networks, your vehicle and driving data could be compromised. The phase out of 3G has begun as of December 2020 and is expected to continue through 2021 and end officially in 2022.

What Does it Mean for My Telematics and Driver Data?

As network providers phase out 3G support in favor of 4G/5G technology, you could begin to experience a loss of connection to your vehicle and driving data for your commercial vehicles that have not upgraded their telematics devices.

We Have a Solution with a Lifetime Warranty

VLC will help you prepare for the 3G/4G transition. We will work with you to inventory the number of installed devices still relying on 3G services and build an installation plan for the new 4G supported devices. In addition, our upgrade will be the very last that you must pay for. We will guaranty as technology advances, so too will your telematics device.

This limited lifetime warranty will cover your fleet for all future upgrades and provides replacements for failed devices. As your fleet grows, this is an important step to take in protecting your telematics investments.

Contact VLC for details on their telematics solution and guarantee.

 

Vehicle Licensing Consultants

A Virtual Projects, LLC Company

Fleet & Driver Compliance…Fleet Tracking Software

530-384-3884

VLC is a full-service consulting firm dedicated to providing solutions to the trucking industry. We have been serving our customers for more than 50 years and pride ourselves on our ability to simplify trucking regulatory and compliance needs.

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VLC is licensed, bonded and insured to participate in DMV’s “Business Partner Program”.

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VLC is a business partner of the California DMV and authorized to issue California apportioned plates, stickers, decals and cab-cards from our office within 24 hours.

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VLC offers an automated solution for filing mileage and fuel-tax reports. We scrutinize the mileage and fuel data each month to help insure accurate reporting.

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VLC is an authorized business partner of the CA DMV and can process your transactions, deliver credentials in-house.

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2290 Form, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax (HHVUT) is to be filed and paid annually for every truck / tractor using public highways and weighs 55,000 or more lbs.

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TripDAWG solutions sort, manage and push data where it needs to go to allow the most proactive and informed decisions in all areas of logistics to be made.

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Track Your Fleet with Real-time Location Tracking

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TripDAWG ELD powered by Geotab is a FMCSA 395.15 compliance solution for Hours of Service (HOS) and Daily Vehicle Inspection Reporting.

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EXTRA is an online, real-time software tool that drives ROI and lowers operational costs by streamlining your distribution and delivery processes.

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1080P full HD video with 140° adjustable wide-angle lens to capture all of the details on the road 720P full HD adjustable wide-angle color and infrared cameras for improved video capture at night with touch screen to view camera, assist with set up, and coach drivers.

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No stopping or slowing down at scales saves your fleet fuel and maximizes on-duty driver time. Keep your drivers out of scales and deliver loads faster.

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Streamline trailer/asset management with an asset tracker and view assets on the same web page as your trucks. Track trailers, containers, generators and other assets.

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The Geotab OEM Data Platform makes it possible to integrate third-party information from OEM vehicles and equipment into MyGeotab.

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VRX Identifies the heavy duty truck maintenance concern, Predicts time to failure and Prescribes a detailed step-by-step solution up to five weeks in advance.

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