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All Commercial Trucks Subject to CVSA Brake Inspection Sept. 11-17: Info from a Logistics Company

August 15, 2016

Truckers should take care to mark off a set of upcoming dates on their calendars: September 11 to 17. During this week, law enforcement agencies from throughout North America will be conducting thorough inspections on many large commercial trucks and buses with the goal of identifying brakes and brake systems that are not in their proper adjustment, as well as finding violations of brake system and anti-lock brake system regulations. September 11-17 has been designated Brake Safety Week by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, and these inspections are set to be a primary point of emphasis as part of that... View Article

FBI Places Focus on Trucking’s Potential Role in Terrorist Attacks: Thoughts from a Logistics Company

August 1, 2016

Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, the way we look at potential safety and defense issues has irreversibly changed. Now, for better or for worse, we see potential terrorist attacks in just about every situation imaginable, thoughts that would never even have occurred to us before 9/11. While most people would agree the starkest changes have been in airport security since those terrorist attacks, there have been plenty of changes in a variety of other industries and transportation methods as well, including commercial trucking. Despite trucking not even playing a role in the events of that day, there is... View Article

Common Reasons Trucks Are Targeted for Inspections: Tips from a Transportation Service

July 15, 2016

At some point, every trucker is going to be stopped for a roadside inspection—it’s just something that comes with the territory. However, these inspections could potentially become more frequent if there are certain noticeable problems with your vehicle or your driving. These types of inspections are authorized by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and can be conducted at any time. Our transportation service in Aurora, CO has compiled a list of common reasons why trucks are targeted for roadside inspections. Here are a few of them: Clear vehicle defects: Approximately 63 percent of all inspections occur because an... View Article

Frequently Overlooked Checks in Pre-Trip Inspections: Info from a Transportation Manager

July 1, 2016

The pre-trip inspection is an absolutely imperative step before heading out on a long haul. Truckers often attempt to breeze through these checks as quickly as possible so they can get out on the road and get their freight delivered on time. However, even truckers who take these checks extremely seriously are occasionally guilty of overlooking certain elements of the vehicle. As a transportation management company in Aurora, CO, we are well versed in all of the types of checks truckers should make in their pre-trip inspections. Here are just a few of the most frequently overlooked checks in those... View Article

Are You Meeting Road Check Compliance Standards? Info from a Transportation Service

June 15, 2016

With it now being June, the brand new Road Check enforcement sweep is just about to occur. Are you in compliance with the standards being implemented? This latest inspection spree is being sponsored primarily by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. As a transportation service in Aurora, CO, we believe it to be of the utmost importance to make anyone who works with transportation companies aware of the primary aspects of the inspection spree so they can be prepared and meet all required safety standards. After all, safety is an issue that is a constant focus within the transportation and trucking... View Article

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