To help truck drivers prepare for next month’s Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s International Roadcheck inspection blitz, Pilot Flying J is offering free mid-trip inspections at its service center locations through June 7.
Roadcheck will be held June 4-6 across the U.S. PFJ’s mid-trip inspections are normally $50.
In addition to having a mid-trip inspection done, PFJ Truck Care also offers truckers the following recommendations:
- Check your vehicles and check them often. Pre-trip and post-trip inspections are imperative to find issues with the vehicle. Bad brakes or lights are easy to spot and easy to fix.
- Keep up on preventative maintenance. Proper lubrication at set intervals prolongs the life of any moving parts.
- Check tires for irregular wear. If a tire is not wearing evenly this could be a telltale sign of a steering and suspension issue.
- Do not ignore noises. A lot of the time an issue in the steering system can be heard before it is seen. A whining steering box or a popping king pin or tie rod end can lead to something bigger if ignored.