Tire Safety

CVSA Roadcheck 2016 – Helpful Hints from CVSA

CVSA Roadcheck – Are you Ready?

The 2016 CVSA Roadcheck is only three weeks away and we have complied some helpful tips and a checklist we found on the CVSA website to help get you ready.

International Roadcheck List for Drivers

Tips for Avoiding Tire Violations

Top-Tire Related Violations

International Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world, with nearly 17 trucks or buses inspected, on average, every minute in Canada, the United States and Mexico during a 72-hour period. During the annual three-day event, CVSA-certified inspectors conduct compliance, enforcement and educational initiatives targeted at various elements of motor carrier, vehicle and driver safety.

Each year, International Roadcheck places special emphasis on a category of violations. The special emphasis for 2016 International Roadcheck is tire safety (i.e., measuring the tire tread depth, checking the tire pressure, checking to make sure no items are lodged between dual tires, and examining the overall condition of the tire to ensure no deep cuts or bulges exist in the sidewalls of the tire). While checking a vehicle’s tires is always part of roadside inspections, CVSA is highlighting tire safety as a reminder to drivers and carriers.

Bentley Truck Services can help to keep your truck up to standards and ready for the upcoming roadcheck. Contact one of our Service Department nearest you.

Visit the CVSA website for more details.



By |May 16th, 2016|Commercial Trucking Industry, Safety & Compliance, Truck Service|Comments Off on CVSA Roadcheck 2016 – Helpful Hints from CVSA

Inspecting Your Tires – Tech Tips

Routine and regular inspections are the key to getting the most out of your tires
Inspecting tires on a routine and regular basis is the key to succeeding in maximizing your tire removal miles. Drivers, technicians, and outside vendors who service your vehicles can all play a significant role in getting the most miles out of your tires.

The goal of every tire program is to ensure that the tires are running smoothly and evenly without irregular wear. Fuel economy is maximized when tires are running without irregular issues such as shoulder cupping, one-sided wear, fast shoulder wear on both shoulders, and heel/toe wear. Fuel economy will be adversely affected and tires will be removed prematurely due to uneven wear; and the cost/mile will show a dramatic increase.

Training drivers, technicians, and your vehicle servicing network will go a long way to maximizing tire removal miles with the side benefit of fuel economy improvement. A serious on-going tire training program is essential and should include identifying specific wear patterns, their probable cause and how to correct the issue. A few facts your training should include…

Read full article here www.truckinginfo.com

By |January 20th, 2015|Safety & Compliance, Tech Tips|Comments Off on Inspecting Your Tires – Tech Tips