Roadside Inspections Training

Safe and Smart New Driver Training Program

New Driver Program: Roadside Inspections Training

This course is designed to help CMV drivers prepare for and know how to participate in a roadside inspection.
Commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) and their drivers may be selected for inspection at any time while out on the road. These “roadside inspections” are conducted by specially trained enforcement personnel, following specific guidelines.
Inspectors work hard to ensure highways are safe for everyone. On average, 100 inspections will result in more than 20 vehicles being ordered off the road due to critical safety violations.


After completing this course, learners will be able to:

  • Demonstrate how to prepare for a roadside inspection
  • Recognize what happens during a roadside inspection
  • Explain what to expect as the result of a roadside inspection

Safe and Smart New Driver Training Program: Roadside Inspections Course Topics

The course topics include:
Roadside Inspection Basics

  • Inspections
  • Who Gets Inspected
  • Types of Inspections
  • Preparing for an Inspection

The Roadside Inspection Process

  • Three Components
  • Driver
  • Vehicle
  • Documents

Roadside Inspection Report and Results

  • Inspection Report
  • Inspection Outcomes
  • How to File a Complaint
  • Reefer Inspections

Universally Compatible

This course was created using standards that will allow playback on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple’s iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smart phones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.


Average Completion Time

Completion times vary depending on the number of times the information is viewed prior to finishing the course. The average completion time is 20 minutes.


Knowledge Assessment

Testing is conducted in this online course to reinforce the information presented. You are provided three opportunities to achieve a passing mark of 80% or greater.


Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be available to download and print. You can access your certificate through your online account.