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DOT Trailer and Truck Inspection

OnSite Fleet Services of Texas is the name to remember when it is time for your DOT annual inspection. The Department of Transportation (DOT) has several policies in place to ensure all commercial vehicles are safe to operate and working properly. If you are due for a DOT truck and trailer inspection, give us a call today at (817) 462-1532 to schedule our services.

Stay Safe with OnSite Fleet Services of Texas’s DOT Trailer Inspections

Ensuring the safety and roadworthiness of commercial trailers and trucks is paramount in the transportation industry. The Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations mandate regular inspections to identify potential issues, prevent accidents, and keep our highways safe. Thankfully, our skilled diesel mechanics have the expertise and dedication to perform comprehensive DOT trailer and truck inspections.

Our truck inspection services are essential to maintain road safety, protect drivers and passengers, and ensure the efficient operation of the commercial transportation industry. Not only that, but our thorough inspections ensure that your commercial vehicles comply with all DOT regulations, reducing the risk of penalties and fines.

Certified Diesel Mechanics

Our team comprises certified diesel mechanics with in-depth knowledge of commercial vehicles and their intricate systems. We keep abreast of evolving DOT regulations to ensure that your vehicles remain compliant.

Thorough and Precise Inspections

We perform inspections with meticulous attention to detail, leaving no component uninspected. Our goal is to identify potential issues before they become safety hazards, preventing costly breakdowns and accidents.

State-of-the-Art Equipment

We utilize state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and equipment to conduct comprehensive inspections efficiently and accurately. Our commitment to using advanced technology underscores our dedication to your safety.

Promising Timely Inspections

We understand that time is money in the transportation industry. Our efficient inspection process minimizes downtime, allowing your vehicles to get back on the road swiftly.

Overview of Our DOT Trailer and Truck Inspections

Our DOT trailer and truck inspections encompass a wide range of components and systems to ensure the safety and reliability of your commercial vehicles. Here's an overview of what we inspect during the process:


Not only do you need well-functioning brakes to ensure safety and pass inspections, but properly functioning brakes improve the overall performance of a commercial vehicle. Drivers can maintain better control, especially when navigating steep descents, and heavy traffic with greater ease when brakes operate as intended. When we’re inspecting your brake components, we look at everything from pads and drums to hoses and air lines. We also test for proper brake function, including the air pressure and overall brake responsiveness.

Suspension and Steering

Perhaps the most significant reason for inspecting suspension and steering components is safety. A commercial vehicle's suspension system plays a vital role in maintaining stability and ride comfort, especially when dealing with heavy loads. Additionally, the steering system is critical for maintaining control over the vehicle. When it comes to the examination of suspension components, we pay attention to:

  • Leaf springs
  • Shocks
  • Bushings
  • And more

We also pay attention to steering components, including the steering gearbox, linkage, and power steering system.

Lighting and Electrical

We guarantee verification of all exterior and interior lighting, including headlights, taillights, turn signals, and brake lights, ensuring your lighting systems function as intended. As for the electrical systems, these include the inspection of battery condition, alternator, and wiring integrity.

Count on us to also inspect:

  • Tires and wheels
  • Fuel system
  • Frame and chassis
  • Cargo securement
  • Emergency equipment
  • And more

Comprehensive Commercial Truck Inspections

As a certified DOT inspection provider, we can help you eliminate any doubts you have about your vehicle and help you feel confident on the road. Our inspectors will fully assess the state of your truck, in addition to referencing your logbook and driver’s license for any discrepancies.

The Six Levels of DOT Truck Inspections

As you may or may not know, there are actually six different levels of inspections that your truck could be subjected to during a roadside check. With this in mind, it makes sense to familiarize yourself with these processes and take steps to prepare for them.

  1. North American Standard Inspection
  2. Walk-Around Driver/Vehicle Inspection
  3. Driver-Only Inspection
  4. Special Inspections
  5. Vehicle-Only Inspection
  6. Enhanced NAS Inspection for Radioactive Shipments

Our inspection team is qualified to perform all levels of inspection, so you can feel confident when you drive away from our location.

Understanding the DOT Inspection Process

We want our services to be as beneficial as possible for our clients, which is why we will always take the time to explain things in detail. If you have any questions about the state of your vehicle or the tests it could be subjected to, we promise always to provide you with accurate information.

We know that all of the regulations in the trucking industry can feel a bit complicated, but we work had to simplify things for our clients and help them feel secure behind the wheel.

What to Do After Your DOT Truck Inspection

Our goal is to help keep truck drivers on the road without any issues. After we have completed your inspection, we will provide you with a complete overview of our findings. Ideally, there will be no violations to be found, but if there are minor infractions noted, you will have 15 days after the inspection to address them. In the event that there are serious violations found, your vehicle will need to be placed out of service until they are corrected.

Swift DOT Inspections

We know how valuable a truck driver’s time can be, which is why we never waste any time with our commercial vehicle inspections. We have worked hard to streamline our inspection process while still ensuring that nothing is overlooked. Get back to business with a clear mind by contacting us today.

Schedule Your DOT Truck and Trailer Inspection

We would be happy to provide our services for you, so getting the inspection you need is as simple as getting in touch with us. We guarantee a hassle-free experience from start to finish, so call us today at (817) 462-1532 for more details.

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