Pilot Flying J offering free mid-trip inspections for Roadcheck preparation

Updated May 29, 2018
inspector tim mccadden
FMCSA agent Tim McCadden, who normally works on carrier compliance, goes through a Level 1 inspection with Rick Henley, driving for Preferred Logistics of Barnesville, Georgia.

To help truckers and fleets prepare for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s International Roadcheck enforcement blitz, Pilot Flying J is offering free mid-trip inspections through June 7 through its PFJ Truck Care program.

Mid-trip inspections focus on checking the tires and brakes of trucks, and also include the inspection of windshields, exhaust, lights and more.

In addition to this inspection, PFJ is also offering the following tips for drivers to prepare for the 72-hour inspection blitz, scheduled for June 5-7 nationwide:

•Buckle up.
•Make sure your documents are in order. Drivers are required to have a CDL, any endorsements if applicable, medical card, and ELD and more.
•Make sure tires, wheels, rims and hubs are checked for defects, including cuts, cracks and leaks.
•Check your brakes to make sure there are no missing, non-functioning, loose, contaminated or cracked parts on the brake system, and make sure all brake systems are functioning properly.
•Inspect all lights for proper color, operation, mounting and visibility.

Roadcheck inspectors this year will be focusing on hours-related violations, due in part to the implementation of the electronic logging device mandate.

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