The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that rear impact guards are now included in the annual DOT inspection checklist.

Rear impact guard inspections will begin Dec. 9 of 2021. 

This announcement follows suit of government agencies and a truck safety advocate whose two children were killed in a truck accident eight years agoSA. A faulty rear impact guard failed to prevent the car from sliding underneath the truck. 

Those who do not pass, could face a max fine of $15,876 for carriers and $3,969 for drivers. 

If you have questions about this DOT regulation, please get in touch with us.