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DOT compliance management solutions for fleets

Simplify fleet and driver compliance to regulations with Geotab DOT compliance solutions. 

DOT compliance - Electronic Logging Device (ELD)

Strengthen DOT compliance, safety and more with Geotab ELD. Stay in the know and minimize violations with dashboard reports on driver status and real-time alerts. Geotab’s fleet compliance solution also simplifies compliance for drivers with step-by-step workflows and pop-up reminders.
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Compliance management - Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR)

Simplify compliance management and save time on Driver Vehicle Inspection Reporting (DVIR) with the Geotab Drive Mobile App. Complete pre-trip and post-trip inspections right from a smartphone or tablet.

Compliance blog resources

Compliance is a vital part of your operation. The right tools can help you simplify the process with clear HOS visibility, cross-border solutions and easy vehicle inspections. Check out our resources.

Fleet compliance - International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA)

Streamline the process of IFTA management with telematics. Track miles by state or province for each fleet vehicle and get accurate entry and exit odometer readings.
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Commonly asked questions

Fleet compliance means meeting or surpassing compliance obligations and staying current with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) government rules and regulations. This includes electronic logging device mandate (ELD) compliance, Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR), and Hours of Service (HOS). Fleet compliance affects millions of commercial drivers throughout North America.
Geotab's compliance management solution allows you to meet and maintain DOT compliance. Our compliance solution consists of ELD which ensures compliance for Hours of Service (HOS), Driver Vehicle Inspection Reporting (DVIR), and driver identification. Geotab's electronic logging solution is self-certified and FMCSA registered.
Yes! Strengthen DOT compliance, safety and more. Our DOT compliance solutions can help you meet your regulatory obligations and maintain, or improve, your compliance safety accountability.
In order to maintain DOT compliance, you will need to keep a current copy of FMCSA rules at all times. This includes inspecting all vehicles before and after each trip and keeping track of your findings. You should also begin a routine vehicle maintenance program and keep track of all activities. Ensure all vehicles are marked with their official DOT registration number.
Geotab streamlines fleet compliance with compliance management software. This includes compliance management for ELD, HOS, DVIR and IFTA.
Now. Fleet compliance needs to be constant and ongoing as it pertains to DOT and FMCSA rules and regulations. For example, is Hours of Service (HOS) is one of the more important DOT regulations. The final HOS rule was put in place in December 2011. For the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, the US regulation went into effect in December 2017. Commercial Motor Vehicle drivers are required to use Electronic logging devices and to track track Hours of service. If you are found in violation of HOS rules or the ELD mandate, you run the risk of negatively impacting your carrier's safety score or being forced out of service.
Fleet operators should look to create robust fleet compliance procedures, which include the following elements:

• Create a fleet safety management programme that includes daily driver vehicle checks and new vehicle safety checks. Streamline this process and support your staff by electronically recording this data to minimise paperwork and administration errors, and enable end-to-end vehicle inspection workflows and defect resolution.
• Develop a predictive maintenance schedule that improves overall fleet uptime, vehicle safety and compliance. Use fleet maintenance software to schedule automated maintenance reminders, approve repair requests in real-time, and have access to an end-to-end record of all defects and how they were resolved.
• Keep a record of your drivers’ training and education needs to ensure that staff are fit and competent to drive.
• Use duty of care fleet compliance solutions to back up your management policies and procedures that protect the health and safety of your employees and the reputation of your company.
• Keep abreast of the development of the cities that are establishing clean air zones (CAZ), low emission zones (LEZ) and ultra-low emission zones (ULEZ), and ensure that the vehicles you operate in these zones comply with their requirements.
Geotab’s robust suite of fleet management solutions can help to support compliance across all areas of fleet operations:

• Geotab’s driver tracking solutions identify driver training and education needs to ensure that staff are fit and competent to drive. They can also assist in incentivizing drivers to improve their driving, reduce collision rates and incidents of aggressive driving, and improve accident investigations.
• Geotab’s duty of care fleet compliance solutions support your management policies and procedures to protect the health and safety of your employees and the reputation of your company.
• Geotab Drive defect reporting app enables drivers to electronically record their pre- and post-trip driver vehicle inspection reports, and managers to complete their safety inspections, without creating mountains of paperwork.
• MyGeotab’s fleet maintenance software helps you to prioritise safety on the road and extend the life of your vehicles by preemptively identifying engine issues, helping you to switch from a reactive to a proactive maintenance programme.
• Geotab’s open platform telematics solution provides you with the tools to run your fleet in a safe and secure manner, while remaining compliant with data protection regulations (GDPR), protecting sensitive information about your fleet operations and drivers.
• Geotab tachograph makes compliance with drivers’ hours rules and tachograph regulations easier by offering driver identification, real-time tacho status, remote download and analysis. With automatic remote downloading, all information is updated in real-time, eliminating the need for either the truck or the driver to be present.

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