Office of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement

Safety Audits

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A Safety Audit is a review of a motor carrier’s records designed to verify that a carrier has basic safety management controls in place to ensure compliance with applicable Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMRs), and related record-keeping requirements.  Safety Audits are performed by specially trained FHP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Troopers on Interstate Carriers only. Please visit the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration website at the link below for more information.

https://ai.fmcsa.dot.gov/NewEntrant/SafetyAudits.aspx

For more information, please review our Safety Audit Guidebook.

 

New Entrants

Motor carriers that have recently applied for USDOT Registration are considered “new entrants” in the industry.  In an effort to assist new entrant motor carriers with statutory and regulatory compliance, the Florida Highway Patrol has developed a New Entrant Seminar program where motor carriers can register to attend a 1-day educational outreach session to learn about regulatory requirements and best safety practices.  While not currently a requirement, the Florida Highway Patrol strongly encourages motor carriers to take advantage of this free outreach opportunity.  For more information about our New Entrant Seminars, please contact us at 850-617-2282 or NewEntrant@flhsmv.gov.

Due to the health and safety concerns associated with COVID-19, we are cancelling all scheduled New Entrant Seminars for the time being. Please feel free to download the presentation for immediately guidance. We will be monitoring the situation and resuming our safety seminars as soon as practicable. If you have any questions about the schedule, please contact us at newentrant@flhsmv.gov Thank you for your understanding and stay safe!

 

Florida Highway Patrol

Office of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement

Intrastate New Entrant Safety Seminar Schedule

January to June 2020

January 15 ~ 8:30am-12:30pm
Homewood Suites I-Drive/Convention Center
8745 International Drive
Conference Room
8214 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819
March 25 ~ 8:30am-12:30pm
Florida Department of Transportation
5301 NE 39th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32609
January 15 ~ 8:30am-12:30pm
FDOT Operations Center
7900 Forest Hill Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33413
*Passenger Carrier Only*
April 8 ~ 8:30am-12:30pm
Homewood Suites I-Drive/Convention Center
8745 International Drive
Conference Room
8214 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819
February 5 ~ 8:30am-12:30pm
Florida Highway Patrol (Sun Pass Building)
1011 NW 111 Avenue
Miami, FL 33172
May 6 ~ 8:30am-12:30pm
FDOT Operations Center
7900 Forest Hill Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33413
February 5 ~ 8:30am-12:30pm
Staybridge Suites Sabal Park
Conference Room
3624 North Falkenburg Road
Tampa, FL 33619
*Seminario de Nuevos Entrantes*
June 10 ~ 8:30am-12:30pm
Florida Highway Patrol (Sun Pass Building)
1011 NW 111 Avenue
Miami, FL 33172
February 12 ~ 8:30am-12:30pm
Florida Department of Transportation
2198 Edison Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32204
June 10 ~ 8:30am-12:30pm
Staybridge Suites Sabal Park
Conference Room
3624 North Falkenburg Road
Tampa, FL 33619
March 25 ~ 8:30am-12:30pm
Florida Department of Transportation
1074 Highway 90
Chipley, FL 32428
June 17 ~ 8:30am-12:30pm
Florida Department of Transportation
2198 Edison Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32204
March 25 ~ 8:30am-12:30pm
Florida Department of Transportation
10041 Daniels Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33913
(located behind the Rest Area)

Please call (850) 617-2282, Monday – Friday (8am – 5pm),
or email newentrant@flhsmv.gov to schedule an appointment.
You will need to provide your DOT# and appointment date.


Florida Highway Patrol

Bureau of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement

Intrastate New Entrant Safety Seminar Schedule

June to December 2020

July 8 ~ 8:30am-12:30pm
Homewood Suites I-Drive/Convention Center
8745 International Drive
Conference Room
8214 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819
October 7 ~ 8:30am-12:30pm
Florida Highway Patrol (Sun Pass Building)
1011 NW 111 Avenue
Miami, FL 33172
August 5 ~ 8:30am-12:30pm
FDOT Operations Center
7900 Forest Hill Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33413
October 7 ~ 8:30am-12:30pm
Staybridge Suites Sabal Park
Conference Room
3624 North Falkenburg Road
Tampa, FL 33619
September 16 ~ 8:30am-12:30pm
Florida Department of Transportation
1074 Highway 90
Chipley, FL 32428
October 21 ~ 8:30am-12:30pm
Florida Department of Transportation
2198 Edison Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32204
September 16 ~ 8:30am-12:30pm
Florida Department of Transportation
10041 Daniels Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33913
(located behind the Rest Area)
*Seminario de Nuevos Entrantes*
November 4 ~ 8:30am-12:30pm
Homewood Suites I-Drive/Convention Center
8745 International Drive
Conference Room
8214 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819
September 16 ~ 8:30am-12:30pm
Florida Department of Transportation
5301 NE 39th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32609

Please call (850) 617-2282, Monday – Friday (8am – 5pm),
or email newentrant@flhsmv.gov to schedule an appointment.
You will need to provide your DOT# and appointment date.


The links below contain the New Entrant Seminar training material

Motor carriers that apply for interstate USDOT Numbers, are required to complete a New Entrant Safety Audit.  This is a program mandated by Congress via FMCSA which requires a motor carrier official complete the safety audit process.  A New Entrant Safety Audit is generally considered an outreach opportunity for the motor carrier to demonstrate knowledge and compliance with federal regulations; however, the audit may result in the motor carrier official being responsible to take corrective actions for safety fitness concerns.

A New Entrant Safety Audit Seminiar is a meeting to educate new motor carriers on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMRs), and related record-keeping requirements.  These Seminars are performed by specially trained FHP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Troopers on Intrastate Carriers only.

For more information, please review our New Entrant Seminar PowerPointe for more information.