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How do you print DOT inspection forms for free?

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In order to print DOT inspection forms for free, go to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration website, or fmcsa.gov, and find the form link. The document will be provided in PDF form, which can then be downloaded and printed from home.

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has several types of forms available to be downloaded and printed from home. The inspection form is no different. Use the following instructions to print out a free DOT inspection form.

  1. Locate the registration tab
  2. Navigate to the side of the webpage to find the registration tab and click on it.

  3. Locate the form link
  4. The form link is titled under Annual Vehicle Inspection Form. Click on the link to bring up the PDF of the form and proceed to print it out.

The DOT inspection form is used as a checklist to ensure the vehicles can be used commercially. Everything included on the DOT form includes commercial vehicle types such as trailers and trucks. The actual checklist includes components for the brake, electrical, exhaust and suspension systems. There are also extra sections that highlight the wheels and tires, along with other necessities, such as the windshield and wipers. If anything fails the inspection, the vehicle cannot be used.

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