Time to prepare: The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s 28th annual International Roadcheck, billed as the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world, takes place June 7-9. The special emphasis this year is tire safety (i.e., measuring the tire tread depth, checking the tire pressure, checking to make sure that no items are lodged between dual tires and examining the overall condition of the tire to make sure that 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, the organization says. To help out, CVSA offers some tips on avoiding tire inspection violations.
Even better, we’ve got some insider tips from a long-time inspector—and some driver thoughts about those tips. These were a popular and helpful last year, so we're bringing them back.
After a long career in law enforcement, including 11 years inspecting trucks, Andy Blair now operates DOT Checkups, a York, Pennsylvania company that fleets hire to inspect their trucks before they hit the road. He conducts 300 to 400 inspections of all levels every year.