Frequently Ask Questions
Q: What documents do I need for an inspection?
A: Proof of insurance that is good for at least 30 days.
Q: What is the difference between a Texas D.O.T. & F.M.C.S.A., inspection?
A: If your vehicle is registered in Texas, you need the Texas D.O.T. inspection sticker. Other States, require a F.M.C.S.A. inspection sticker.
Read the rule 396.23 Equivalent to periodic inspection.
Q: What does F.M.C.S.A. mean?
A: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Q: Do I have to pay if my vehicle fails?
A: Yes, you do, we did an inspection. Read next question!
Q: What happens if my vehicle fails?
A: If your vehicle fails, you have 15 days to come back & received (1) Free re-inspection.
Q: Can I get an inspection on a rainy day?
A: Yes, we can inspect your vehicle on rainy days.
Q: I am moving to Texas. How do I register my vehicle?
A: You will need the following:
Step 1. Insurance that is good for at least 30 days.
Step 2. Texas D.O.T. inspection & VI-30 form. We can provide this.
Step 3. Obtain a weight certificate (most large truck stop have a scale)
Step 4. Title & your bill of sale (we don't need that for your inspection)
Step 5. Take all the above documents to your local county tax office.
Visit the Department of Transportation's D.O.T. http://www.dot.state.tx.us/
for more information.
Inspections Emphasize Importance of Vehicle, Driver Compliance "
Q: How to check your Safety Data record?
A: Click on this link http://ai.fmcsa.dot.gov/ and follow the instruction.
Stay on the Home Page - Go down "Under The Carrier" tab, click USDOT# or
Motor Carrier (MC)# or "Advance Search"