Vehicle Inspection & Maintenance

Vehicle Inspections and truck maintenance can help you control costs and keep drivers safe on the road. A properly executed vehicle inspection can help your drivers:

  • Discover unsafe conditions before they cause accidents or crashes
  • Find mechanical problems before they lead to costly breakdowns
  • Avoid being placed out of service during a DOT roadside inspection, or being subject to infractions and fines

Understanding critical information about performing a vehicle inspection, filling out vehicle inspection forms, and the consequences of a roadside inspection, helps protect your equipment, your drivers, and your organization's reputation.

And, not only do vehicle inspections make good sense – they are required. Drivers also need to know what to check on the vehicle and how to spot defects, who to call when there is a problem, and how and when to submit documentation.

A regimen of a complete pre-trip at the beginning of the day, walk-around inspection every time the vehicle is parked, and a post-trip at the end of the day is the best practice. That, coupled with a competent maintenance department, can keep your vehicles on the road, in good shape, and help keep your CSA BASIC scores low.

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Inspection & Maintenance Solutions

Get the forms you need to comply with vehicle inspection and maintenance requirements. Choose from paper or electronic solutions as well as a wide assortment of form types. Plus, get accurate, up-to-date regulatory information with training programs and publications.

Vehicle Inspection Forms

DOT vehicle inspection forms provide checklists for inspecting a wide range of vehicles and help you document and report necessary repairs for regulatory compliance.

Vehicle Maintenance Forms

Repair orders and maintenance file packets help you authorize, schedule and record preventive maintenance or repairs.

Annual Vehicle Inspection Reports & Labels

AVIR forms & stickers help you conduct and verify annual vehicle inspections to improve fleet safety and ensure compliance with DOT requirements.

Vehicle Inspections & Maintenance Training

Driver training provides critical information on complying with DOT requirements for vehicle inspections, roadside inspections and more.

J. J. Keller® Encompass® eDVIR App

An electronic DVIR application that allows you to customize vehicle inspections and time tracking.

J. J. Keller® Encompass® Service

Online vehicle maintenance with preventive maintenance alerts, asset tracking, and parts inventory.

Everyday Vehicle Maintenance Management Manual

Helps maintenance managers improve CSA scores, avoid fines, reduce the risk of costly breakdowns and accidents, and contain costs.

North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria Handbook

Prepare for roadside inspections and help improve CMV safety with this must-have CVSA handbook.