Introduction to Chameleon Carriers

A chameleon carrier is a company that operates under multiple names and/or DOT numbers in order to avoid compliance with federal motor carrier safety regulations. To exclude chameleon carriers, the following must be verified:

  1. The company’s name and address.
  2. The company’s DOT number.
  3. The company’s operating authority.
  4. The company’s insurance coverage.
  5. The company’s safety rating.
  6. The company’s driver qualifications.
  7. The company’s vehicle maintenance records.
  8. The company’s driver logs.
  9. The company’s drug and alcohol testing records.
  10. The company’s hazardous materials safety records.
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