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By: Tom Bray
Publication: Transport Safety Pro Advisor
Date Posted: Feb 4, 2019
You’re reviewing the latest list of your roadside inspections and you suddenly see one that doesn’t belong. In fact, it may have been a case of mistaken identity and shouldn’t be on your record at all. This may raise a couple of questions, such as:
You can challenge any roadside inspection once you know the details of the inspection, including the roadside inspection number, inspection location, vehicle plate numbers, and driver name. In situations where the inspection is not yours, you would have seen the inspection in your FMCSA Portal account or in your CSA BASIC data. Either of these locations should provide the necessary details on the inspection.
With that information in hand, you can either request a copy of the roadside inspection report in DataQs or immediately file a DataQs request for review on the grounds that the roadside inspection belongs to another carrier.
To support the claim that an inspection was not yours, appropriate supporting documents could include:
If, after looking at the details of the roadside inspection, you discover that the vehicle was one that had been leased on but had left the company (and obviously the company markings were not removed), supporting documentation should include documentation showing when the lease was terminated.
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