Truck DOT Inspection Services in Cumming, Iowa

Mechanic performing DOT Inspections in Cumming at Absolute Repair

The US Department of Transportation requires DOT inspections for all commercial vehicles weighing over 10,000 pounds.  DOT Inspections are divided into different levels and include checks on vehicles, loads, drivers and documentation assessments, or a combination of each. The team at Absolute Repair has the knowledge and ability to perform both Federal and State DOT inspections for drivers. 

By offering DOT Inspections, we are able to save our customers valuable hours by not having to wait at The Department of Transportation. Every member of the Absolute Repair team has extensive training in the specific Federal DOT requirements. The procedure is a straightforward checklist covering various areas of the truck. If all the points of concern pass the inspection, then the vehicle is deemed roadworthy. 

We will work with operators and fleet managers to identify any possible trouble areas of your vehicle and develop a maintenance plan to address these points of concern.  You can rely on our team to provide the quickest and most accurate way to pass through even the strictest Federal DOT inspections.

Our focus is to assist by making sure your vehicle is in good operating condition and is safe to be on the road. Our inspection focuses on the safety and performance components of your vehicle and is designed to provide you with a clear and honest status report describing the mechanical condition of your vehicle with feasible recommendations and fair estimates for any deficiencies discovered. The result will allow you to be in a position to make a well-informed decision based on your truck or fleet’s specific needs. 

What is involved with a heavy-duty truck DOT Inspection?

A Level 1 DOT Inspections (the North American Standard) is a detailed assessment.  Below are some areas that you can expect to be checked in a Level 1 Inspection. are timely. 


  • Driver’s license
  • Medical Examiner’s Certification
  • Skill Performance Evaluation (SPE) Certification
  • Record of Duty Status
  • Hours of Service
  • Vehicle Inspection Reports

Vehicle Components

  • Seat Belts
  • Brake System
  • Emergency Kits
  • Electrical Cables & Systems
  • Engine & Battery Compartments
  • Steering 
  • Suspension
  • Tires
  • Lights
  • Fuel System
  • Exhaust Systems
  • Frames
  • Driveline/Driveshaft
  • Vehicle Body Condition
  • Load Securement
  • Windshield Wipers

Providing Federal DOT Inspections

As a full-service heavy-duty repair shop in Cumming, IA Absolute Repair offers Federal DOT Inspection services. Our staff of trained and experienced individuals will inspect every aspect of your vehicle to detect any potential problem that you might face on the road. We are here to get your truck or trailer up to code with as little downtime as possible. We encourage you to get in touch with us today to learn more about DOT inspections and why you need to get one.

What Our Customers are saying About Us


While on vacation recently we unfortunately encountered a broken axle on our travel trailer. Being from out of town and the fact that it was a Sunday evening we had no idea who to call for repair. The tow truck driver recommended Absolute Repair and we were towed to that facility. The tow truck driver notified the owner of Absolute Repair that we were in their parking lot. On Monday morning we were greeted by Andrew who evaluated the situation. Peter (the owner) and Andrew were very easy to work with and kept us informed of their efforts to secure a new axle. Once they had the axle they worked quickly and diligently to put the new axle on the trailer and we were back on the road late Monday afternoon. Peter himself worked with another tech to complete the repair. Peter and Andrew are both very knowledgeable, explaining in detail the repair, as well as being concerned for our comfort and offering us the use of their lounge. The repair price was very reasonable. Andrew even placed a follow up call to us the next day to make sure everything was fine with the trailer. We cannot speak highly enough of this company and would recommend them to anyone without hesitation. Our sincere thanks to Peter and Andrew for assisting us and getting us back on the road so quickly.

Steve & Debbie Genoff
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 We also offer mobile service within a 60-mile radius from our shop in Cumming, IA and service Des Moines, Urbandale, West Des Moines, and Osceola in addition to surrounding areas.