The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has set May 4-6, 2021 for this year’s Roadcheck.
Driver vehicle inspection personal safety, and that of the motoring public that you share the highway with, is clearly the most important reason to inspect your commercial motor vehicle.
A vehicle defect found during a pre-trip inspection at a motor carrier’s terminal could save you and your fleet down the road. This includes a breakdown at roadside that will cost time and dollars, or even worse – a crash.
Jack Darden has been driving for years. Based in Richmond, Virginia, he was sick of paper logs and wanted to find a better electronic solution. What he didn’t realize initially, was that not only would he be changing how he logged for himself, but helping out his fellow drivers and improving the fleet management for his supervisor and the company.
At the start of every year, people make New Year’s resolutions to improve themselves or their lives. Usually they don’t really pan out for the whole year – just look at the drop off of people going to the gym after February. But I say stick to it! If you do it long enough, it will be routine and you’ll be happier in the long run.
Here are BigRoad’s Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Drivers in 2016.
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For several weeks now the Illinois State Police have been keeping a close eye on truckers, focusing most of their attention on the busy Interstate 90/94 corridor, a critical route for commercial traffic. The goal is to reduce traffic fatalities involving truck drivers, though it’s an approach many truck drivers feel is focused in the wrong direction.
A freezing cold church full of law enforcement officers – now who would have thought that would be a party!
Well, it was … and BigRoad was honoured to be a part of the fun at the Ontario Police Commercial Vehicle Committee’s (OPCVC) autumn meeting in Barrie, Ontario last week. Close to 100 of Ontario’s finest commercial vehicle safety officers trekked north of Toronto to understand and learn more about electronic logs, their impact on hours of service legislation as well as get a gander at what vendor solutions they might possibly face during a commercial vehicle inspection.
Given a warning: not having my trailer plate number on top of the daily log and the inspection portion. Am I required to do that?
We have been notified by DOT inspectors in Northern Ontario that we are required to have the trailer plate number in the top of our Elog and not only in the inspection portion. We received a warning and were told that the next time it will be a $385.00 fine. Would you be able to please clarify?
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If you look at your inspection report and see Level I or Level VII, do you know what it actually means for you? Given that the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) International Roadcheck is just around the corner, I thought it would be timely to explain the different types of inspection levels.
What Regulations are Impacted by these Changes?
- Regulation 611 (Safety Inspections)
- Ontario Regulation 424/97 (Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Information)
- Ontario Regulation 199/07 (Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspections)
- Ontario Regulation 555/06 (Hours of Service)
- Ontario Regulation 340/94 (Driver’s Licenses)