Truck DOT Inspection Services in Denver, CO & Kalispell, MT

Every commercial vehicle over 10,001 lb operating in the United States, or vehicles transporting hazardous materials regardless of weight, requires, at the minimum, an annual DOT inspection.

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Denver, CO

Welcome to Iron Buffalo, your trusted partner for industrial equipment and truck repair services in Denver, Colorado. While we are known for our expertise in heavy-duty and medium-duty truck repairs, our specialty lies in the repair and maintenance of various industrial equipment.

Kalispell, MT

Greetings from Big Sky Country! Iron Buffalo is proud to serve the vast terrains of Montana, offering unparalleled mobile repair services for industrial machinery and trucks. As we carve our niche in the heavy and medium-duty truck repair sector, our prowess in handling diverse industrial equipment remains unmatched.

About Our DOT Inspection Services

Every commercial vehicle over 10,001 pounds operating within the United States, as well as vehicles transporting hazardous materials regardless of weight, must undergo, at the minimum, an annual DOT inspection. This inspection ensures compliance with safety standards mandated by the Department of Transportation (DOT) to uphold the integrity of our roadways and safeguard public safety.

Our on-site DOT inspectors in Denver, CO & Kalispell, MT have significant experience in the truck repair industry and can ensure that your vehicle is in compliance with all applicable DOT regulations. Our thorough and comprehensive DOT inspection includes:

  • Brake Lamps - Our inspectors check for issues such as burnt-out bulbs, faulty wiring, or improper alignment, ensuring that brake lights illuminate brightly when the brakes are applied, enhancing safety on the road.
  • Brakes -  Our DOT inspections help identify any issues or deficiencies in the braking system that could pose safety risks.
  • Coupling Devices - We examine components such as hitch couplers, safety chains, and trailer hitch balls to ensure secure attachment, preventing detachment during transit.
  • Exhaust System -  Our inspections help identify any issues  in the exhaust system that could affect vehicle operation or environmental compliance.
  • Frame - We look for signs of corrosion, cracks, or damage that could compromise the frame's strength and stability, ensuring it can safely support the vehicle's weight and withstand stress during operation.
  • Fuel System - Our inspections for fuel systems typically include examination of fuel tanks, fuel lines, fuel pumps, fuel filters, fuel caps, and any associated mounting hardware or connections.
  • Headlamps - We check for proper alignment, brightness, and cleanliness of headlamp lenses to ensure optimal visibility for the driver and other road users, especially during low-light conditions or inclement weather.
  • Lamps on Projecting Loads - We verify the presence, functionality, and proper placement of additional lighting fixtures attached to loads extending beyond the vehicle's rear.
  • Seat Belt - Our Inspectors check for signs of wear, damage, or improper installation, ensuring that seat belts can effectively restrain occupants in the event of a collision, minimizing the risk of injury.
  • Steering Mechanism - We check the functionality of components responsible for controlling the vehicle's direction. Inspectors check for proper alignment, responsiveness, and integrity of steering components, ensuring safe and reliable steering control.
  • Suspension - includes an examination of components such as springs, shock absorbers, bushings, control arms, sway bars, and related mounting hardware.
  • Tail Lamps - Our team checks for proper illumination, alignment, and cleanliness of tail lamps to ensure they enhance the vehicle's visibility to other road users, especially during low-light conditions.
  • Tires - includes an examination of tire tread depth, tire pressure, sidewall condition, tire age, tire wear patterns, and any signs of damage or deterioration.
  • Trailer Bodies - We examine the frame, flooring, walls, doors, and securing mechanisms to ensure they are in good condition and capable of safely containing and transporting cargo.
  • Turn Signals - We look for the proper operation, brightness, and alignment of turn signals to ensure they effectively communicate the driver's intentions to other road users.
  • Wheels and Rims - includes an examination of wheel integrity, rim condition, lug nuts, wheel bearings, tire mounting, and valve stem integrity.
  • Windshield Wipers - We look at signs of wear, damage, or deterioration, ensuring that windshield wipers can effectively clear rain, snow, or debris from the windshield, maintaining visibility for the driver during adverse weather conditions.

Truck DOT Inspection FAQs

What is a DOT inspection for trucks?
A DOT inspection is a thorough examination of a commercial motor vehicle to ensure compliance with safety regulations set by the Department of Transportation (DOT).

Why are DOT inspections necessary for trucks in Denver?
DOT inspections help ensure the safety of both drivers and other road users by identifying and addressing any safety or maintenance issues with commercial vehicles.

Who is required to undergo DOT inspections?
Commercial motor vehicles, including trucks, buses, and trailers, operating in Denver and throughout the United States, are subject to DOT inspection requirements.

Where can I get a DOT inspection for my truck in Denver?
DOT inspections can be performed by certified inspectors at authorized inspection stations such as Iron Buffalo.

What documents do I need to bring for a DOT inspection in Denver?
You typically need to bring your vehicle registration, proof of insurance, and any applicable permits or licenses. Additionally, have your driver's license and logbooks ready for inspection.

Professional Commercial Vehicle Inspections

At Iron Buffalo, we check your truck thoroughly and make sure you have a safe and reliable vehicle. We are certified to perform your DOT inspection and are committed to keeping you free from fines and unexpected repair costs.

Our mission is to provide the best possible DOT Inspection services to each and every customer in Colorado & Montana

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I drive hot shot and had a situation where all my clearance lights went out. I called early in the morning and they got me in same day and had the problem fixed next day. It was a completely unreasonable ask as it was an electrical issue that I needed done in a 2 day window, not to mention they were slammed. These guys went above and beyond for me without a fuss and communicated every step of the way.  I HIGHLY recommend them to anyone. Thank you guys for all your help!
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Absolutely the best customer service. I went in seeking a hard to find item that I did not want to have to wait for from amazon. To my surprise they had what I needed and made my day that much easier for my trailer repair.
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We are so thankful that our motorhome was towed to JE-CO. After a very disappointing breakdown, JE-CO has been so accommodating and helpful. They have easy access, long business hours and have worked well with Ford and Tiffin to try to get our rig repaired . We would highly recommend them.Also, thank you G for keeping us informed on what’s going on.
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