Tom Bray - Sr. Industry Business Advisor - J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
March 19 , 2020
Have Zero Roadside Violations in 2020!
In this new guide for 2020, our subject matter experts walk you through a roadside inspection, from selection to completion.
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
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