When I first took on the role of DOT manager at my company, we were in dire straits. We literally had nothing in terms of DOT compliance-–no driver files, no driver application, nothing that even came close to meeting the Federal requirements set by FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration).
I was thrown into this position just 45 days after our company underwent a DOT audit. The auditors warned us that if we didn’t show significant improvement within the next 90 days, they would return and potentially revoke our operating authority. I was initially a trainer before this, so this situation put me on an incredibly tight deadline.
I worked tirelessly, often to the point of straining my relationship with my wife due to the long hours. The stress was overwhelming, but I refused to give up. I set a personal goal to achieve 100% compliance with driver files by January 1, even though I had only taken on the role in June.
Building a DOT program from scratch for a company with 1,800 employees and 1,200 drivers was a monumental task. There were numerous setbacks along the way, but I persevered, continuously improving and refining the program.
Miraculously, I not only met but exceeded my goal, achieving 100 perent compliance by October. I didn’t stop there; I continued to enhance and fine-tune the DOT program.
After running the DOT program for 2.5 years, our company got acquired. I was asked to join the DOT team of the acquiring company, and eventually, I was tasked with overseeing DOT compliance for five out of their six companies, totaling 900 drivers. Surprisingly, it took me just 30 days to bring them into compliance, thanks to the framework I had developed.
That’s when I created DOT Docs (www.DOTDocs.com), an all-in-one DOT compliance software. It’s so user-friendly that we jokingly call it the “Turbo Tax of DOT.” It can cater to a single driver or handle multiple companies, DOT numbers, divisions, and terminals.
Why am I sharing all of this? Because I started just like you, with no prior knowledge of DOT compliance. I’ve been through the process of building compliance from scratch, joining established companies, and experiencing acquisitions. DOT Docs is the result of my journey, and it’s designed to simplify DOT compliance for everyone.
If you’re interested, you can sign up for a demo on our website. And if you prefer to explore it on your own, we offer a free 30-day trial.
DOT Docs is the best thing since sliced bread when it comes to DOT compliance. We’ve put a lot of effort into making it simple to use, incorporating my frameworks, processes, and procedures. We also sought input from industry experts to create the FIRST EVER All-IN-ONE DOT COMPLIANCE SOLUTION THAT IS BUILT BY THE INDUSTRY, FOR THE INDUSTRY.
Does it work? Absolutely! Last year, our team helped over 56 companies with audits, and NONE of them received fines or violations. That’s proof that no other DOT platform can offer.
So, don’t wait–check out www.DOTDocs.com and see you on the inside!