DMV: State Contract Awards - Overview

Motor Carrier Review for State Contract Awards

Overview

 

Roadside inspection data can be considered when conducting a Safety Fitness Review if a motor carrier has either 10 Vehicle OR 10 Driver inspections showing on the Federal SAFER website.

 

With 10 Vehicle Inspections the Out-of-Service percentage must be less than 41.44%

OR

With 10 Driver Inspections the Out-of-Service must be less than 11.02%

 

If your out of service rate exceeds the percentages above you will not be given a favorable rating for a state contract.

 

Motor Carriers that have less than 10 Vehicle OR 10 Driver inspections will be required, at a minimum, to supply CVSD with the following:

 

1. CDL Drivers Roster (driver’s name, license number & state that issued the license)

2. Drug & Alcohol Contract – showing the company is enrolled in a consortium.

3. Acord 25 Certificate – liability insurance with DMV as the Certificate Holder

4. If you have not updated your DOT Number within the past 2 years, you must do so through the FMCSA website.

 

Items 1-3 can be emailed to vanita.smith@ct.gov or faxed to (860) 263-5587.

 

The following explains the evaluation process that the Department of Motor Vehicles uses to establish a safety rating for motor carriers applying for a state contract.  Motor carriers should routinely scrutinize all elements of their transportation functions (safety evaluation areas).

 

Motor carriers are strongly urged to review for accuracy the administrative portion of their safety management programs (including roadside inspection reports received) and other pertinent documentation prior to bidding on state contracts.  Roadside inspection reports containing inaccurate information (e.g. carrier mismatch, erroneously documented violations, etc.) may result in the "Does Not Meet Minimum Requirements" status of the carrier.

 

Additionally, ONCE AN INITIAL EVALUATION HAS BEEN DONE, A CARRIER’S DISCOVERY OF DISCREPANCIES IN ITS ROADSIDE INSPECTION REPORTS WILL NOT BE THE BASIS FOR A RE-EVALUATION. 

 

Disputes contesting the accuracy of roadside inspections may be submitted by contacting the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration through their website, www.fmcsa.dot.gov, locating the link in the Safety and Security tab and clicking on “Dispute Safety Data (DataQs)”.  Carriers may also go directly to the DataQs log-in page, https://dataqs.fmcsa.dot.gov/login.asp.

 

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Content Last Modified on 5/23/2016 3:26:00 PM