If you operate a truck or any similar commercial automotive machine, then you know how important it is to be timely, awake and proper when it comes to your truck’s safety. It’s certainly something to keep in mind as you maintain your truck’s mechanical integrity. This comes from a history of allowing yourself the ability to keep an open mind. How else do you have a truck undergo a roadcheck? You hold one nationwide. All over the states, there will be an inspection blitz. This is to ensure that truckers are regularly keeping their parts and pieces all intact on the daily road. This will be inclusive to what inspectors expect when they check the brakes, exhaust systems, cargo securement coupling devices, fuel systems, driveshaft components, trailer bodies, windshield wipers and so much more.
Additionally, drivers are subject to having their operating credentials checked. Followed by hours-of-service documentation, and other more shakey grounds. And if you have heard anything about the Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse, you know that this will certainly continue in this form of administering and admonishing. Fasten your seatbelts, literally.
Some tips that you can utilize for your own personal “inspection blitz” are as follows.
A measurement of chamber stoke. It never hurts to peek at wheel-ends. This is to show that your brake adjustments aren’t just for that. For show. No, they’re for proper use in the case of an emergency or some sudden stop.
Another additional thing that you can do to check is walk-around. Be sure to keep your own eyes on the lookout for loose hoses and mangled components. These can range anywhere from air chambers to pushrods. Additionally there should be an examination of friction. How else will you tell if the thickness of slamming the ground is in a good enough condition?