Semi-Truck D.O.T. Inspections Near You
If you’re searching for “D.O.T. inspection near me” for your semi-truck, come on in to LubeZone semi-truck oil change and service locations. We have certified inspectors on-site who can perform semi-truck D.O.T. inspections near you. With locations throughout California, Texas, Georgia, and Oklahoma, LubeZone Truck Lube Center provides speedy, convenient, professional maintenance service to drivers so you can spend less time waiting and more time driving.
Each of our locations offer semi-truck D.O.T. inspections–call ahead to make sure that a bay is available at the time you plan to arrive. Additionally, please note that inspection hours may differ from regular service hours.
Semi-Truck Department of Transportation Inspections
According to federal law, if you drive a commercial motor vehicle such as a semi-truck that weighs more than 10,000 pounds you must have a D.O.T. truck inspection once a year. Inspections ensure that all of the parts and components on your truck are safe for the road and do not pose a risk to you, other drivers, or the environment.
Components Checked During a Semi-Truck D.O.T. Inspection
During your D.O.T. truck inspection, a LubeZone Truck Lube Center 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:
- Coupling devices
- Exhaust system
- Turn signals
- Windshield wipers
- 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.
Another important fact to know regarding your semi-truck D.O.T. inspection is that having up-to-date inspection paperwork does not make you exempt from a roadside inspection. These are separate from state and federal inspections.
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.
LubeZone Truck Lube Center Certifications
At LubeZone Truck Lube Center, 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 LubeZone Truck Lube Center.
Each inspector must pass a test showing that they are experts in the methods, tools, equipment, and procedures of performing an inspection. At LubeZone Truck Lube Center 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
While semi-truck D.O.T. inspections are a legal requirement, they can help identify any mechanical issues your truck may have before they cause a larger problem. This can help you identify key preventative maintenance that you may want to address now before a part causes a breakdown or damages other areas of your vehicle.
Ultimately, identifying problem areas before a breakdown occurs can save you both time and money, as you avoid unforeseen time off the road due to mechanical issues. Furthermore, ensuring that vital components such as your breaks are working properly helps protect your safety. It can help avoid accidents, making your routes safer and worry-free.
When you leave LubeZone Truck Lube Center you can rest assured that you receive the best preventative maintenance, and professional, state-certified inspection. This keeps your truck in the best condition possible, increasing the lifespan of your vehicles and saving you money long-term.
Come into LubeZone Truck Lube Center Today
If you are looking for a D.O.T. inspection near you for your semi-truck, come into LubeZone Truck Lube Center today. We have convenient extended hours, and no appointment is necessary (though we do recommend you call ahead to ensure we are available for inspections at your requested time).
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 LubeZone Truck Lube Center, 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.
Find a location for D.O.T. inspection near you.