What is a D.O.T reportable incident/accident????

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  1. jimnfor

    jimnfor Light Load Member

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    what exactly makes the occurance reportable?
     
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    GasHauler Master FMCSA Interpreter

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    The links didn't help much but I'll give you an answer off the top of my head. A reportable DOT accident (without the hazmat junk or fire) must be reported after a certain dollar valve of damage occurs and /or there's an injury. I want to say a $1000 but that may have changed. I'll do some looking.
     
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    It Should be in that little book with all the DOT regs that you get from your company. If a Vehicle is towed Or there is injury needing immediate off site medical treatment or death it is a DOT reportable. Short of this it is just an oops. :biggrin_25515: FMC Safety Regulations 390.5 Definitions. Then 390.15 for record keeping.
     
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    I agree. For a note to new drivers. If your company has not given you this book you (should) can buy it at most truck stops. It's a little green book called the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations Pocketbook.
     
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    thanks for the responses. i do have the little green book, i was just being lazy.
    good luck to everyone
     
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    I know this thread is old... so I decided to revive it... According to [FONT=&amp]49 CFR 390.5 in order for an incident to be considered DOT reportable, first of all, it has to happen on a [/FONT]highway in interstate or intrastate commerce.

    Read below:


    § 390.5Definitions.


    Unless specifically defined elsewhere, in this subchapter:

    Accident means—

    (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this definition, an occurrence involving a commercial motor vehicle operating on a highway in interstate or intrastate commerce which results in:
    (i) A fatality;
    (ii) Bodily injury to a person who, as a result of the injury, immediately receives medical treatment away from the scene of the accident; or
    (iii) One or more motor vehicles incurring disabling damage as a result of the accident, requiring the motor vehicle(s) to be transported away from the scene by a tow truck or other motor vehicle.

    (2) The term accident does not include:
    (i) An occurrence involving only boarding and alighting from a stationary motor vehicle; or
    (ii) An occurrence involving only the loading or unloading of cargo.
     
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    If you buy the book from JJ Keller's website they will send you updates of regulation changes.
     
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