inspections and post-trip inspection reports have been required for many years;
unfortunately failure to perform and document the post-trip inspection still
remains the number one cited critical violation.
49 CFR §396.11, each driver must prepare a driver’s vehicle inspection report
(DVIR) in writing at the end of each day’s work on each vehicle operated.
This means that if a driver operates three commercial motor vehicles (including
tractors and trailers) during the day, then three DVIRs are required for that
day. It also means that a single vehicle may have multiple reports at the end
of the day if several drivers operated that vehicle during the day. A single
DVIR is adequate for any combination of vehicles.... Read More