As anyone who has experience working with transportation companies in Aurora, CO or around the country can tell you, safety is a huge topic for truck drivers and transportation specialists. After all, if a driver and truck are not safe on the road, you are risking the integrity of the products you are transporting—not to mention risking your own life, as well as the safety of others on the road with you.
That is why the annual Roadcheck Inspection spree, put on by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, is so important.
If you work with or for transportation companies in Aurora, CO, then you need to be prepared for the spree, which is scheduled to take place from June 7 to June 9 this year. Read on to learn more about the importance of this annual inspection spree, and what you can do to make sure you comply.
72 hours of inspections
A truck driver can get pulled over for a safety inspection any time of the year, but it is much more likely to happen during the upcoming 72-hour spree.
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), in conjunction with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, will be conducting thorough, 37-step Level 1 inspections, the most comprehensive inspection type the organization has. It is estimated that the CVSA will conduct about 75,000 inspections during the three-day inspection spree.
According to the CVSA’s website, it is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to “promote commercial motor vehicle safety and security by providing leadership to enforcement, industry and policy makers.”
Increasing motor vehicle safety and raising awareness of important vehicle safety issues is the primary goal of the 72-hour spree.
Tires to be the focus
Each year, the CVSA and its partners choose a different area of focus for the 72-hour spree, such as brakes, emissions or seat belts. This year, tires will be in the spotlight.
Tire checks are always part of a routine vehicle safety inspection, but they will be under special scrutiny during this year’s spree inspections. The CVSA will be checking tire tread, pressure and general condition, and will also be looking for any foreign objects wedged in between dual tires.
If you work for one of the transportation companies serving Aurora, CO and the entire nation, then you ought to take this opportunity to learn more about tire safety, and make sure your tires are up to par before they are even inspected by the CVSA.
Practice safety all year round
The CVSA’s annual inspection spree is a great reminder for everyone in the transportation business to treat vehicle safety as a top priority. Keeping tires in the spotlight also helps provide specific tire safety information to drivers and vehicle maintenance crews.
That being said, we advise your drivers and colleagues to please not limit their driving safety awareness to this 72-hour period each year. Instead, try practicing safe driving and maintenance habits all year round. That way, you will never have to worry about when the spree is taking place.