June 2016, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
By Jim Park
Vehicle inspections take on a little more significance during RoadCheck, which begins Tuesday. Tires are the special focus this year. Have a close look at your tires before the inspectors do; it's may keep you out of the hooskow.
Tags: Tires, CVSA, Roadcheck, Inspections
May 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial
By Denise Rondini
We've long been aware of the inadequacies of air disc brake training, particularly in the United States.
Tags: Brakes, Brake Safety Week, CVSA, Air Disc Brakes
By Rolf Lockwood
There’s an epidemic of ignorance out there regarding brake slack adjustment It just won’t go away, might even be getting worse.
Tags: Brakes, Brake Safety Week, CVSA, Automatic Slack Adjusters
May 2015, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's annual roadside inspection blitz is on the calendar for June 2-4. Here are some best practices to make sure your drivers' truck inspections go as smoothly as possible.
Tags: Inspections, CVSA, HNI, Roadcheck
February 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial
Everybody talks about the importance of properly operating brakes, but, unfortunately, the talk doesn't always translate into action.
Tags: Aftermarket, Brakes, Brake Safety Week, CVSA
July 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Department
By Betty Weiland, J.J. Keller
Out-of-adjustment brakes and other brake system violations make up almost half of the out-of-service roadside inspection violations on commercial vehicles.
Tags: Inspections, Brake Safety Week, Brakes, CVSA
May 2014, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
There is no official definition of underinflated against which to write citations, so the cops have historically been sort of making it up as they go along -- more than 30,000 tickets written on a regulation that has been proven impossible to determine.
Tags: ATA, TMC, CVSA, Tire Inflation, Tires
July 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
Why should we worry about defining underinflation? Because of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability) enforcement program.
Tags: CSA, TMC, Tires, CVSA, Enforcement
May 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
By Oliver Patton
DataQs, the online system for correcting CSA scoring, has the reputation of being cumbersome and unpredictable, but there’s a way for safety managers to get what they need from it. Call it the ABCs of DataQs.
Tags: CSA, CVSA, Enforcement, Vigillo
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