D.O.T. Inspection for Trucks

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Semi-Truck D.O.T. Inspections Near You



Though you may feel that your semi-truck is a faithful partner, keeping it safe and reliable is up to you. Regular truck preventive maintenance will keep your ride in good condition, and thanks to our impeccable service performed by professionals, doing that has never been easier.

At Truck & Trailer Pit-Stop, we are here to help you with all of your semi-truck maintenance needs, including D.O.T. inspection, since it is an important life-saving service that has to be done regularly. Our mechanics have years of experience in dealing with different types of trucks, so they know exactly how to handle your vehicle and keep the ride safe at all times.

We understand that regular preventive maintenance is crucial to the longevity of your semi-truck. That’s why we provide customers with excellent services every time they need them. Our service is performed by certified technicians who know their way around trucks, so you never have to worry whether the job is going to be done perfectly.

Components Checked During a Semi-Truck D.O.T. Inspection

During your D.O.T. truck inspection, a Truck & Trailer Pit-Stop crew member will examine and document a variety of parts on your truck to ensure it is in safe driving condition in accordance with the law.

Parts that our inspectors check include:

  • Brakes
  • Coupling devices
  • Exhaust system
  • Suspension
  • Turn signals
  • Headlights
  • Windshield wipers
  • Tires
  • Steering wheel
  • Cargo fastening
  • Fuel system

Be prepared to show the following documentation upon arrival:

  • Vehicle registration
  • A valid driver’s license for commercial vehicles

Our inspectors will provide you with the following information in your inspection report:

  • The date of your inspection
  • The name of your inspector
  • The vehicle inspected
  • The address of where your inspection takes place
  • Certification that your vehicle meets all requirements and standards
  • Identification of any parts or components that do not meet requirements
  • A sticker or decal that notes your date of inspection to display on your vehicle

You should keep this full inspection report, or return it to the person or organization who owns your truck to hold for the next year. You will also need to keep a copy in your semi-truck, as federal, state, and local law enforcement officials may request to see the document during any legal stop.

It is important to know that there are several states that require commercial motor vehicles to pass a State Inspection, independent of a national Department of Transportation Inspection. If your semi-truck is registered in a state with such requirements you must follow state protocol in order to satisfy the federal requirement.

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Will My Inspection Be Valid in Another State?

Semi-truck drivers often cover many miles, crossing state lines. We often hear questions regarding whether a commercial motor vehicle inspection that is conducted in one state is valid in another. The answer is that yes, it is. Each of the 50 U.S. states must recognize a Federal Highway Administration inspection as being valid.

Truck & Trailer Pit-Stop Center Certifications

At Truck & Trailer Pit-Stop, we have state-certified inspectors to perform your D.O.T. truck inspection, in accordance with federal law. By law, all motor carrier safety inspectors and auditors must receive certification, even if they are employed by private contractors such as Truck & Trailer Pit-Stop.

Each inspector must pass a test showing that they are experts in the methods, tools, equipment, and procedures of performing an inspection. At ruck & Trailer Pit-Stop we take qualifications extremely seriously and ensure that we hire only the best crew members to service and inspect your semi-truck.

The Importance of D.O.T. Inspections

In case you are not familiar, D.O.T. inspections are crucial for keeping truck drivers and their vehicles secure on the road. From mirror to tire tread, these checks are done in order to ensure that all parts and components of commercial motor vehicles are roadworthy. They are designed to ensure your safety and the safety of passengers while driving. D.O.T. inspection can be performed at any point along your route, and we will gladly organize one for you.

Our mission is to provide the best service and support for our clients. Our team of skilled professionals will make sure that your job is completed with the utmost attention to detail, in record time, and with minimal fuss. In addition, we will make sure that budget limitations have been identified and adhered to in order to keep costs down as much as possible.

You should know that you can come and visit us even without previously making an appointment. We will try to take care of your truck as soon as possible because we know how important is for you to go back to the road as soon as possible.

When is the Right Time for D.O.T. Inspection?

According to federal law, if you have a commercial motor vehicle such as a semi-truck that weighs more than 10,000 pounds, you must get your truck inspected once a year. During the inspection, all the components and parts of your truck are going to be checked, and our team will ensure that everything works properly.

We will inspect a variety of parts to ensure they are in good working condition, including brakes, coupling devices, exhaust system, suspension, turn signals, headlights, windshield wipers, tires, steering wheel, cargo fastening, and fuel system. We leave nothing by chance, and we will not let you leave us until we double-check everything.

A D.O.T. inspection is an important part of maintaining your truck and keeping it in compliance with federal regulations. A D.O.T. inspection typically lasts less than an hour when commercial motor vehicles have been properly maintained. Surely, even if you need help with truck preventive maintenance, we’ve got you covered with that as well.

Professional Mechanics Ready to Assist You

Once the inspection is over, our team will provide you will an important report you should hold on to until next year’s inspection. That is one of the ways we ensure that your vehicle meets all required D.O.T. standards before it will be allowed to operate.

You will get a detailed report that includes the date of the inspection, the name of the person who performed it, and the address of the place where the inspection took place. Besides that, you will receive information about any part or components that didn’t meet requirements, and finally, a sticker or decal that shows the date of inspection that you can place on your truck.

When you leave Truck and Trailer Pit-Stop, you can rest assured that you receive the best service and professional, state-certified inspection. This keeps your truck in the best condition possible, increasing the lifespan of your vehicle, and saving your money long-term. Our licensed mechanics are specially trained to identify problem areas before they occur so that you can avoid costly breakdowns, accidents, and delays on your routes, which is for sure the most important thing for each driver and truck owner.

Come into Truck & Trailer Pit-Stop Today

If you want to make sure that your semi-truck runs like new, our service department is here for you. We provide exceptional service even without making a previous reservation. Of course, if you would like to schedule in advance, that is possible as well, by giving us a call or sending us an e-mail. On short notice, expect to receive a reply. Also, bear in mind that we are open for extended hours for your convenience.

We at Truck & Trailer Pit-Stop have been in the transportation business for over two decades. We have partnered with so many clients, and we can say that we are among the best companies in this industry. We will get the job done with efficiency and professionalism at all times. Each client is our number one priority, and we will deliver high-quality service at an affordable price. Our team is highly trained, and they will do what it takes to get the job done the right way.

The staff will be able to give you all the necessary information about your truck and answer all of your questions. During the repair period, you are welcome to use our shower rooms and get ready for a long journey ahead of you. When choosing us as your partner, you will not be disappointed because we always make sure that every client has no regrets, so don’t hesitate and contact us today!

Semi-truck D.O.T. inspections take less than an hour to complete, so you can be on your way in no time. And at Truck & Trailer Pit-Stop, we perform so much more than just Department of Transportation inspections for your semi-truck. Get a full-service oil change in just 40-minutes, a tire pressure check, tractor and trailer grease, air filter replacement, and full oil analysis to get a full picture of your engine’s health.

Truck & Trailer


We provide the following services:

  • Full-Service Oil Changes
  • Tractor and Trailer Grease
  • Air Filters
  • Oil Analysis/AC Checks
  • Tire Checks
  • Department of Transportation Inspections

Our friendly technicians are able to complete a full-service oil change in just 30 to 40 minutes to make sure that you can hit the highway and stay on schedule. 

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