Tom Bray - Sr. Industry Business Advisor - J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
March 19 , 2020
FREE eBook: DOT Roadside Inspections
Prepare your drivers for roadside inspections with this FREE 11-page eBook created by J. J. Keller regulatory experts.
When it comes to a roadside inspection, the enforcement officer will be doing the same thing your maintenance group and drivers should be doing when it comes to inspecting the vehicle. As a carrier, you should ensure that your maintenance team is conducting exhaustive inspections of the equipment regularly.
A maintenance inspection should check the obvious components, such as lights and wipers, as well as hard-to-see components that drivers overlook or cannot check. The key is for the carrier to ensure that when their vehicle goes on the road, it’s 100 percent compliant and safe. Download this checklist here.
Conduct a full system check on the brake system, which includes:
If the vehicle has hydraulic brakes:
Download this checklist here.
Our subject matter experts walk you through a roadside inspection from selection to completion. They detail each inspection step, what the officer will ask for and look at, and how your driver and unit can be prepared. Free download.
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