ROAD CHECK 2014 June 3rd – 5th
Road Check Results 2013 • 71,630 trucks were inspected • 47,771 of those was level 1 inspections. • 24.1% (11,513) of level 1 inspections resulted in OOS (Out-of-Service) • OmniSource(27 Trucks) • 899 seatbelts violations • OmniSource(3 Violation)
Road Check Result 2013 (OOS) • Of the 11,513 OOS (out-of-service). • OmniSource(27 trucks) • 49.6% (5,710)resulted in brake adjustments & violation. • OminiSource( 7 brake violations) • 11.7% (1,347) resulted in cargo securement violations. • OmniSource(2 securement violations)
Preventative Measures • Brakes • Coupling Devices • Fuel and Exhaust System • Frame, Van, and Open-top Trailers • Lighting
Preventative Measures (cont.) • Securement of Cargo • Steering • Suspension • Tires, Wheels, Rims and Hub
Additional Safety Precautions • Start by buckling up. That seatbelt could end up being the difference between you walking away from a crash or being carted away from a crash. Add in that if you’re caught with your seatbelt off you get a ticket and you can see that it’s pretty vital. • Once you’re safe and ready to go behind the wheel, set your bearings on both your mind and your vehicle. Inspect your vehicle before every trip including your brakes. • Don’t run on empty. We’re not talking about just fueling your vehicle, but fueling yourself. Make sure you’re well rested and well fed before you hit the road. Fatigue is one of the leading causes of accidents among truck drivers, so make sure you’re not a statistic.
Additional Safety Precautions (cont.) • Mind your blind spot. Take extra precautions in changing lanes because you know how big a blind spot you have in your truck. • Keep your distance. If you hit someone from behind, you’re almost always at fault no matter what. You know large trucks require more distance before they can stop, so don’t put yourself in a precarious position because you were following someone too closely.