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Bendix Has Tips for Truck Fleets for CVSA Roadcheck 2015

 

 

 
Bendix offers tips for CVSA Roadcheck

Improving highway safety isn’t always about what happens behind the wheel or on the road. As fleets and owner-operators across the trucking industry prepare for the annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) International Roadcheck program, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems offers insight on factors that affect the highway safety equation long before the turn of an ignition key: brake system upkeep, component selection and inspection, and technical know-how.

The largest targeted commercial vehicle roadside inspection program in the world, this year’s 72-hour Roadcheck starts today the through 4th, and will involve approximately 10,000 CVSA-certified local, state, provincial, and federal inspectors across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. According to CVSA, Roadcheck has encompassed more than 1.4 million roadside inspections since its inception in 1988, resulting in an estimated 318 lives saved and 5,840 injuries avoided.

See full article here.

By |June 2nd, 2015|Commercial Trucking Industry, Safety & Compliance, Tech Tips|Comments Off on Bendix Has Tips for Truck Fleets for CVSA Roadcheck 2015

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Sniffing Out Brake Trouble – Tech Tips Tuesday

 

Number of factors can lead to premature wear-and-tear of a vehicle’s brake system
 
We found this helpful safety article and video on the automotive-fleet website.

Fleet drivers are your first line of defense for unscheduled maintenance needs. As a fleet manager, you need their help to identify early signs of trouble so a slowly emerging problem doesn’t develop into a major safety hazard. This is particularly true with brakes.

A number of factors can lead to premature wear-and-tear of a vehicle’s brake system – exposure to road salt, a history of aggressive driving and sudden braking, a driver whose foot habitually rides the brake, a glitch introduced during manufacturing or repair work, etc.

By |November 18th, 2014|Safety & Compliance, Tech Tips|Comments Off on Fleet Safety Video Tip: Sniffing Out Brake Trouble – Tech Tips Tuesday