The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual International Roadcheck inspection will take place on June 4-6. To help truck drivers prepare for next month’s CVSA International Roadcheck inspection blitz, free mid-trip inspections are offered by the Pilot Flying J at its service center locations through June 7. PJF’s mid-trip inspections are normally $50.
PFJ Truck Care Recommendations
In addition to having a mid-trip inspection done, PFJ Truck Care also offers truckers the following recommendations:
- Check your vehicles often. Issues with the vehicle can be found by the pre-trip and post-trip inspections. Bad brakes or lights are easy to spot and easy to fix.
- Preventive maintenance should be kept up with the proper lubrication. By doing this at set intervals, you can prolong the life of any moving part.
- Tires should be checked for irregular wear. A telltale sign of a steering and suspension issue could occur if a tire is not wearing evenly.
- Noises should not be ignored. In many cases. an issue in the steering system can be heard before it is seen. Something bigger can come up if a whining steering box or a popping king pin or tie rod end are ignored.
Drivers can download the Pilot Flying J app or check PFJ’s website to find participating service center or roadside assistance locations.