inspections

Nearly 2,000 trucks sidelined during Roadcheck inspection blitz in Texas

In total, the Texas Department of Public Safety inspected 8,182 commercial vehicles during the blitz, placing 1,938 of those (or 23.6 percent) out-of-service.

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Freight niche transition — HHG to expedited with owner-operator Greg Huggins

Podcast: A talk with Greg Huggins, currently leased with a 2015 Cascadia straight truck to Landstar Express America, about his transition three years ago from two decades and more of household-moves hauling. And: A prediction on scale house inspectors after the ELD mandate.

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Out-of-service conditions related to ELDs

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s updated out-of-service criteria include those related to electronic logging devices. None are new OOS conditions. Rather, they’re footnotes related to current OOS conditions having to do with the hours of service, namely having no log book, having no previous seven days of logs and presenting a false log. All require putting the driver OOS for eight consecutive hours.

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Presenting logs with ELDs at roadside

Running with an e-logs device is one thing. Communicating e-log data to an inspector is quite another. With five months to go, states’ data transfer plans vary widely, and an ambitious federal program remains untested.

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Unannounced brake inspection blitz sidelines nearly 2,000 trucks

CVSA inspectors in 33 U.S. states and 10 Canadian provinces conducted 9,524 inspections during the one-day inspection blitz. Of the 1,989 trucks placed out-of-service for various violations, 1,146 of them were parked for brake-related violations.

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Date set for one-day brake inspection blitz

Inspectors will be looking for out-of-adjustment brakes, along with brake system and antilock braking system violations on Brake Safety Day. See the dates here...

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Staying ahead of the inspectors

Don't take any chances on your equipment passing inspection. This story, newly updated, rounds up coverage on a wealth of maintenance topics in Overdrive in recent years.

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‘Level 8’ electronic inspection recognized by CVSA with other bulletin, policy updates

The move amounts to recognition of the definition for what such an inspection needs to include when North American "jurisdictions get the ability to do an electronic inspection," said CVSA. None have such directly deployable ability today, though tech may not be far off given Level 8's simplicity.

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Two weeks left to prepare for CVSA’s Roadcheck inspection blitz

Inspectors will primarily be conducting CVSA Level I inspections, the most thorough inspection, throughout the three-day event. While cargo securement is a typical part of a Level I inspection, enforcement officials will be taking a closer look during Roadcheck.

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Surprise inspection sprees target truckers in Nebraska

A total of 261 inspections were conducted during the three inspection sprees, and 109 trucks, or 42 percent, were placed out-of-service for violations related to brakes, tires and more.

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