FMCSA Compliance Reviews are serious. When an interstate household goods moving company receives notification of an upcoming compliance review, they should ensure that their files are in order and up-to-date. While moving companies are required by federal law to comply with all applicable rules and regulations governing the industry, sometimes movers may be unaware of a certain rule or fail to update their records in a manner that is required of them.
The purpose of an FMCSA Compliance Review is to review a motor carrier’s operations including, but not limited to, their compliance with tariff requirements, Bills of Lading, Order for Service, Estimates, and other documents, accident registers, driver files, claim files, and other relevant information pertaining to the operations of the company.
Moving companies should diligently prepare for the compliance review. A negative review may result in fines or suspension/revocation of the carrier’s operating authority.
The Law Office of David Piotrowski performs “mock” compliance review audits to inform the moving company of their various strengths and weaknesses to help them better prepare for the compliance review audit.
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