Inspections

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June 13, 2016

Carrier Shut Down for ‘Blatant Disregard’ of Safety Standards

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered Lowell, Mass.-based Flavio Borges Prado to immediately cease operations because of the company’s lack of inspection or maintenance accountability.

June 6, 2016

RoadCheck Begins: Don't Be Sidelined by Your Tires

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.

June 2, 2016

Bendix Offers Maintenance Pointers Ahead of CVSA Roadcheck

With the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s 29th annual International Roadcheck starting on June 7, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems is offering key points on inspecting and maintaining its components.

May 31, 2016

CVSA’s Annual Roadcheck Kicks Off June 7

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual International Roadcheck is set to take place June 7-9 across North America.

April 26, 2016

Snow Doesn’t Stop Poland Spring's ‘Safety Blitz’

Senior Editor Tom Berg braves the cold and freezing moisture to watch inspectors check equipment important to this transportation segment.

March 24, 2016

CVSA Sets International Roadcheck Dates for June

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s 29th annual International Roadcheck has been scheduled for June 7 -9, 2016.

March 17, 2016

Commentary: Wheel-Offs Again

When it comes to wheel-offs, the mainstream press, and even some of the less well informed enforcement folk, always look to the driver first to find fault.

February 28, 2016

Trailer Light-Out System Shown by Truck-Lite

Truck-Lite says its new Light-Out Detection System alerts drivers of one or more trailer lights that are dark. The system replaces the nose box and distributes power among lighting circuits, and signals a light-out condition by illuminating a warning lamp on the trailer’s nose.

December 15, 2015

FMCSA Makes Progress on Safety Fitness Rulemaking

Notice of a proposed rule that would increase the use of inspection data in making Safety Fitness Determinations for motor carriers is expected to be published by Dec. 29

October 29, 2015

OOS Violations Down in 2015 Brake Safety Week

The results are in from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety Week and out-of-service violations were down compared with last year’s inspection period.

September 3, 2015

Brake Safety Week Starts Sept. 6

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual Brake Safety Week will run run Sept. 6–12, with participation from law enforcement agencies across North America.

August 24, 2015

Quality Tire Joins Michelin's Service Network

Quality Tire Company will join the Michelin Commercial Service Network. with four shops located in Utah and Montana.

August 5, 2015

Gates Tool Inspects Serpentine Belts

Gates Corporation’s Belt Wear Gauge is a handheld tool designed for serpentine belt inspection.

July 21, 2015

Brake Safety Week Set for September

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced that this year's Brake Safety Week will take place from Sept. 6 - 12.

May 11, 2015

How to Prepare for the CVSA Inspection Blitz

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.

May 5, 2015

McNeilus Unveils CNG Inspection Program

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, a subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation, has introduced a compressed natural gas (CNG) inspection services program for CNG-powered vehicle fleets, the refuse truck body manufacturer announced.

April 15, 2015

CVSA Sets Annual Roadcheck for Early June

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced that its 28th annual International Roadcheck will take place from June 2 to 4.

March 4, 2015

Mitsubishi Fuso Enhances Driver Experience

Mitsubishi Fuso showed off enhancements to its 2016 lineup of trucks at the NTEA Work Truck Show aimed at improving driver operability and lowering cost of ownership.

February 6, 2015

Truck Drivers Ticketed 10 Times Less for Speeding

Law enforcement officers ticketed non commercial drivers ten times more often than truckers during Operation Safe Driver mobilization week from Oct. 19-25.

January 14, 2015

This Trailer’s Smoking Brake Was a Nose Full

Senior Editor Tom Berg tries to warn a driver of a burning brake, but without success. Moral: Check the equipment you're driving.

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