If your company has ever been part of a FMCSA compliance review than you know how stressful that can be trying to check all of your information and hoping that everything is in place. If you are trying to make a good business decision and stay compliant with all federal regulations, ITI recommends completing a mock audit once a year. The mock audit service will examine all of the items a Federal or State investigator would examine when they come to perform a compliance review. The results from a mock audit will identify anything that has been overlooked and therefore avoid hefty fines and unfavorable ratings.
A compliance review resulting in an unfavorable “Conditional” rating or even worse an “Unsatisfactory” rating could lead to the loss of loads and increased insurance rates. The following two examples are situations which should have resulted a successful compliance review with a “Satisfactory” rating. But because the issues were not identified prior to FMCSA review it resulted in a “Conditional” rating and hefty fines instead:
For more information about mock audits and FMCSA compliance reviews please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Other resources: https://ai.fmcsa.dot.gov/NewEntrant/Regulations.aspx