Driver’s Daily Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR)

Daily is the keyword here that you need to follow as you can jeopardize your CDL license, company’s status, and possible insurance issues, should your DVIR not be current if asked for by a USDOT or State agent, especially should there have been some type of Incident or accident.

A Driver’s Daily Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) is a document used by commercial vehicle drivers to record and report any defects or issues with their vehicle at the start of each day. The purpose of a DVIR is to ensure that the vehicle is safe and roadworthy before it is operated on the road.

A typical DVIR includes the following information:

  1. Vehicle identification: The driver’s name, vehicle registration number, and vehicle description.
  2. Date and time: The date and time the inspection was conducted.
  3. Inspection checklist: A list of items that the driver checks for defects, such as:
    • Tires: condition, air pressure, and tread depth
    • Brakes: condition, wear, and functionality
    • Lights: condition, function, and brightness
    • Horn: function and sound
    • Mirrors: condition and functionality
    • Windshield wipers: condition and functionality
    • Horn: function and sound
  4. Defect reporting: The driver reports any defects or issues found during the inspection, including:
    • The type of defect
    • The location of the defect
    • The severity of the defect
  5. Repair or maintenance: The driver records any repairs or maintenance performed on the vehicle as a result of the inspection.

The DVIR is an important document for several reasons:

  1. Compliance with regulations: Many countries have laws and regulations that require commercial vehicles to be inspected regularly.
  2. Safety: A DVIR helps to ensure that the vehicle is safe to operate on the road, reducing the risk of accidents and injuries.
  3. Compliance with insurance requirements: Some insurance companies require commercial vehicle operators to maintain a DVIR.
  4. Record-keeping: A DVIR provides a record of the vehicle’s maintenance history, which can be useful for auditing and tracking purposes.

Overall, a DVIR is an important tool for commercial vehicle operators to ensure that their vehicles are safe, roadworthy, and comply with regulations. Stay in compliance by following all the guidelines set forth. if in need search Amazon for Daily Driver’s Vehicle Inspection Report Book: Vehicle’s Daily Inspection Checklist Log Book a must-have for big and small fleets.

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