Posted on 31 May, 2016
Categories: Trucking Business
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?