DOT Inspection Service in Plainfield, Illinois

Mechanic performing DOT Inspections in Plainfield, IL at TVA Repair

Commercial heavy-duty vehicles are required to have annual inspections known as DOT Inspections. The Department of Transportation inspection is something drivers and commercial vehicles must legally comply with if they want to stay on the road. If you are looking for a certified DOT Inspection facility, contact us at TVA Repair and we will gladly perform all of the necessary safety checks for both federal and state inspections. 

What does a heavy-duty truck DOT Inspection entail?

DOT Inspections can be timely and rigorous inspections which cover elements pertaining to the truck driver, documentation, vehicles and cargo.

What are some attributes of DOT inspections?


  • Driver’s license
  • Medical Examiner’s Certification
  • Skill Performance Evaluation (SPE) Certification
  • Record of Duty Status
  • Hours of Service
  • Vehicle Inspection Reports

Vehicle Components

  • Seat Belts
  • Brake System
  • Emergency Kits
  • Electrical Cables & Systems
  • Engine & Battery Compartments
  • Steering 
  • Suspension
  • Tires
  • Lights
  • Fuel System
  • Exhaust Systems
  • Frames
  • Driveline/Driveshaft
  • Vehicle Body Condition
  • Load Securement
  • Windshield Wipers

If you are caught driving without passing an annual DOT Inspection, you could be subjected to serious consequences, fines and suspensions. The team at TVA Repair has first-hand experience with Federal and State DOT Inspections and is certified in both to help you receive a passing grade in order to legally be on the road.

Common DOT violations

Violations are cause for a driver or commercial truck to be placed Out of Service (OOS). If a driver is placed OOS, another driver would need to come and take over the truck. If the vehicle is in violation, it can either be repaired on-site or towed. Knowing the most common violations can help drivers and fleet managers better maintain their equipment, and keep the necessary documentation on hand.

Common violations for drivers:

  • Logging violations
  • No medical card, or it’s expired
  • Invalid or expired license
  • Not wearing a seat belt
  • Exceeding hours of service laws 

Common violations for vehicles:

  • Inoperable lights
  • Tire tread depth below 2/32 of an inch
  • Oil, grease, transmission fluid or fuel leaks
  • No current annual inspection on file
  • Improperly loaded cargo
  • Discharged or unsecured fire extinguisher

What are the perks of a heavy-duty truck DOT Inspection?

DOT inspections are not only necessary, but they are helpful as well. A DOT inspection will provide detailed information about the well-being of your vehicle. It will ensure safety precautions and legal compliance that will benefit your fleet in the long run. 

Get in touch with our team at TVA Repair and we will book a DOT inspection for your commercial vehicle. Our priority is always to provide you with the best service, working proactively to ensure the livelihood of your vehicle.


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