7 May 31

Now's a pretty good time to tidy up the cab and make sure all your paperwork and documents are in order. This year's Roadcheck inspection blitz is coming on June 7th and lasts through the 9th. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will be conducting tens of thousands of roadside inspections all across the country, so it could be slow going out there.

One way to deal with it might be just to stay home. Maybe take that vacation you've been planning. A lot of small carriers and owner-operators will be taking those days off. 

Or you could just grin and bear it. Since there won't be as many trucks on the road, it means there will be less competition for loads. That could make for some better-paying loads too, so be sure to start your negotiations above the rates you see on the load board.

This year's inspections will focus on tire safety, so if you've got all your ducks in a row, it might pay to put up with the extra headache for those three days. 

What's your plan? You hitting the road during Roadcheck, or are you keeping the truck parked?

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Linda Outlaw
Linda Outlaw

Ready

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Bring it on some of us keep their equipment in good working order the ones that don't just keep hauling that cheap Freight and can't afford to fix their equipment

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If we can get these load boards to take down loads that have LONG SINCE been taken we will have more time everyday. 114 & 126 hours is ridiculous. We are buying service. Please HELP !! as much as you can.

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KAL Levine
KAL Levine

I've been in the business long enough to have my own customers. I get their loads delivered honestly and safely. It's hard for me to believe that one is getting a fair price to and from via load boards. I'm based in Texas. We're pretty used to getting pulled over and under. I haul mostly over-length and over-width loads. I don't have a solution for everyone else's problems. I too busy dealing with my own!!!

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Michael A Frame
Michael A Frame

If we could get some of these brokers to quit listing the same load five different ways it would also help

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G Drop One
G Drop One

Another obvious indication truckers do not know how to use their collective clout to raise rates and make conditions better.

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KAL Levine
KAL Levine

That's true. I take it that you're in the same profession. I'm listening!

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