New Entrant Audit taking long, as in weeks!

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by Jacoooooooo, Oct 17, 2021.

  1. Jacoooooooo

    Jacoooooooo Medium Load Member

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    So, I was informed by email in the end of July that I’m under new entrant audit, I uploaded requested document to the audit portal and never heard back.

    I called the auditor like 6 weeks after and asked wazzup. He siad he was locked out of his audit system and he will get back to me when he gets back to me.

    I didn’t really get a good vibe so not planning to call again.

    Although, it’s getting a little long, when I log in there everything is still there, nothing is marked as “archived” (not sure if if was would that mean that he looked at it?).

    Weird stuff.
    Not sure if to leave it alone or what.
     
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  5. Jacoooooooo

    Jacoooooooo Medium Load Member

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    Looks like they didn’t shut me down without telling yet.
     
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    Well Stanley, this is another fine mess you have gotten us into.
    If he can't do your audit because the system is unavailable to him, either through his incompetence, or the agency's, that means he is not doing thousands of new entrant or follow up audits. I am guessing this is on a state level. But because these trucking companies all cross state lines, it becomes a national problem very quickly. I feel so much safer on the highways I travel knowing that the DOT authorities have no idea what is posing as a legal trucking entity these days. The drug testing database is in worse shape.
    In your case, I like the advice given above, do nothing. You have complied with everything on your end, ball is in their court.
     
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  7. wis bang

    wis bang Road Train Member

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    Wait it out. They will get around to it when they can.
     
  8. Allow Me.

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    Probably the Covid thing, right ?
     
  9. Jacoooooooo

    Jacoooooooo Medium Load Member

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    I don’t know. I sent him an email and got an automatic reply that the email is no longer in use. My luck, will have to call the guy again.
     
  10. wis bang

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    He may have moved to another position and your audit is sitting in a pile on his former desk waiting for someone new which in the current covid-jackpot times could be a long time!

    Your experience level and compliance should improve over time; SMS - Safety Measurement System has hints and tips, make sure you have your drug and alcohol stuff in place and keep running and fine tuning.

    Take this time to perfect your operations the best you can and you should be in the position to show then that you have already corrected the stuff they found 'back then' and you will be fine; the new entrant audit is supposed to be an educational tool, not the Spanish Inquisition!

    Hopefully you did review your stuff before it went in the mail to the DOT and should know what you felt was sketchy and work on it.
     
  11. Jacoooooooo

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    A letter came in the mail last friday titled „Safety Audit Passed”. It was signed by someone else, other than my originally assigned auditor, but idk, maybe it’s a standard letter always signed with the same name. Anyways, a little weight came off my shoulders, keep on rolling.
     
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