Visor Card: Are You Ready for a Vehicle and/or Driver Inspection?
To facilitate the inspection process, motor carriers and drivers must ensure that required documents maintained in the vehicle and carried by the driver are current prior to being dispatched.
Documents include but may not be limited to:
- State driver’s license or commercial driver’s license (CDL)
- Medical Examiner’s Certificate or waiver and Skill Performance Evaluation Certificate (if applicable)
- Record of duty status (paper logs allowed if exempt from an electronic logging device (ELD))
- Vehicle registrations for the truck or tractor and trailer (if applicable)
- Periodic inspection document for all vehicles being operated
- Shipping papers or bills of lading
- Any receipts obtained throughout the trip
- Information required for hazardous materials being transported (e.g. shipping papers, permits, route plan, etc., if applicable)
- Proof of insurance must be carried in all vehicles
- All foreign motor carriers must carry proof of liability insurance endorsement (e.g., Form MCS-90)
- For Mexico-domiciled motor carriers authorized to operate in the U.S.-Mexico commercial zones and municipalities – Proof of insurance must show effective date and expiration date of insurance coverage
- For Mexico-domiciled motor carriers authorized to operate in the U.S.-Mexico commercial zones and municipalities – Certificate of Registration (MX Certificate)
- If required by the state – Proof of International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA), International Registration Plan (IRP) and/or Heavy Vehicle Use Tax