Category Archives: News

S & G Electric Motor Repair

I recently had the opportunity to do business with S & G Electric Motor Repair out of Blackfoot, Idaho. When I run across a professional operation I like to get a shout out as it is a relief that there are still some real standouts out there. S & G Electric Motor Repair has been […]

BANDAG RETREADING PLANT TOUR

I recently had the opportunity to attend a roadshow open house at the Commercial Tire Fleet Center and Bandag Retread Plant in Boise. Commercial Tire has teamed with industry retread leader Bandage and the event was geared to showcase the Bandag latest technology in retreading at the Commercial Tire Fleet Center / Bandag retread plant […]

Meridian Public Auction

If you did not know you best do as we have a great aution house right here in Meridian. That’s right, just off Eagle and Fairview in the heart of Meridian. I had a changes to get by and check it out and the friendly staff was very helpful and they just about have everything […]

DOT Reflector Requirements

DOT Reflector Requirements Stay in compliance and avoid any issues  Trucks exceeding 10,000 pounds and over 80 inches wide must mark their trailers with 2″ wide DOT C2 reflective tape that alternates white and red. (white looks silvery in the daytime). A 6/6 (6″ red and 6″ white) or a 7/11 (7″ white and 11″ […]

Benefits of Inspections for Company Vehicles

Maintenance managers having better information for planning preventative maintenance. Recurring equipment problems being identified so that their causes can be corrected. Personnel taking better care of equipment because regular inspections hold them accountable. Equipment problems being detected and receiving maintenance attention before they escalate into safety and liability issues. Most of all Liability, Liability, Liability  […]

Mobile Vehicle Maintenance Service

DOT Mobile Express has teamed with Anywhere Auto Repair LLC to offer Mobile Vehicle Maintenance Service. Services offered range from lube, General Maintenance to Heavy Duty Diesel Repair with all work performed by an ASE Certified Master Mechanic. Richard Van Dyke with DOT Mobile Express told us “with DME being a mobile service, teaming with […]

Ready for your Annual DOT Inspection?

  Getting ready for your Annual DOT Inspection If you make it a point to conduct the required regular Inspections on the vehicle and addressed any issues when they come up you are likely ready for your DOT Annual Inspection. I would add to this as we all want a clean inspection that you double-check […]

What is a USDOT Number and do you need one

USDOT number is a unique identification number for your company if it involves commercial vehicles or transportation and is required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The USDOT number allows for instant access to your company’s safety information during various checkups. These might include events such as inspections, audits, accident investigations, compliance reviews, […]

A new way to get your DOT Inspection done

DOT Mobile Express offers a refreshing alternative way of keeping up to date on your annual DOT Inspection. For most commercial vehicles an annual DOT inspection is required. What that can mean is that a motor vehicle is pulled off the line waiting in-house or off to the local truck specialty shop. The latter means […]

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