Up Your Pre-Trip Game

Truck on freeway
American truck speeding on freeway at sunset, motion blurred.

Several major CVSA inspection blitzes’ have been conducted so far in 2021, and local areas have done their own too.  Many of these inspections resulted in significant percentages of vehicles being placed out-of-service for major mechanical problems and driver logbook problems.

There is always room for improvement.  Even if you have been successful in all of your roadside inspections, getting complacent is a recipe for problems down the road.  By reviewing the main problems that officers find during inspections, you can pay greater attention to these issues as you do your daily inspections.  And using the line “they’ll always find something” is not a good excuse for being lazy about inspections.