By: DickinsonFleet On: March 28, 2017 In: Industry news Comments: 0

The annual commercial vehicle inspection push is coming. It will be here before you know it and NOW is the time to start preparing.

That’s right, June 6th -8th DOT Inspectors will be conducting numerous roadside inspections and many CDL drivers are not going to be prepared. Are yours?

In its 30th year, the purpose of the program is for CVSA-certified inspectors to “conduct compliance, enforcement and educational initiatives,” according to the CVSA website.

Roadcheck 2017Roadcheck by the Numbers

Last year, a total of 62,796 inspections were conducted; 42,236 of them were Level 1 inspections. As a result of those inspections, CVSA reported that 21.5 percent of vehicles and 3.4 percent of drivers were placed out-of-service. Brake adjustment and brake system violations accounted for 45.7 percent of the out-of-service vehicle violations.

Those are some serious numbers. Vehicles and drivers being placed out of service means something big for Fleet Managers – DOWN TIME. And if the wheels are turning, you (and your drivers) aren’t making money.

It has not yet been announced what the major focus of this year’s Roadcheck is going to be. Last year it was tires and wheels, with many (18.5%) of the out-of-service violations being related to those things.

If the thought of this Roadcheck has you a little nervous, please call Dickinson Fleet Services at 855-DFS-4111 right now. We can provide the truck maintenance and repair services you need to make sure you’re prepared for this blitz and that maximum up-time is achieved.

Mobile Maintenance & WebWrench

At the core of what we do is our mobile maintenance service and WebWrench. Together, these two things mean working on YOUR schedule and within YOUR budget to keep your trucks moving. As all Fleet Managers know, these are two very important things.

Mobile on-site maintenance means that we come to YOU and complete work on YOUR downtime. The result is increased up-time and cost savings. This could be huge with a Roadcheck just around the corner

WebWrench is an online preventative maintenance and cost tracking software. This allows us to work with you to plan for, track and control expenses. What this means in the future is that when Roadchecks like this are coming up, you will not be hit with big, unexpected expenses. This is a BIG DEAL when it comes to maintaining a yearly budget

One Call Customers

We have customers all throughout the U.S. who know they need to make only one call to get all of their truck repair and maintenance needs handled. Let’s hear from one…

“Our business thrives on us being able to have an up and running truck. If it goes down we lose money and upset customers who have scheduled and made arrangements for us to be out at their facility. I know I may sound frantic when I contact you but its for a reason. You have been more than accommodating. This week you guys have proven yourself as you have had your techs here probably 4 times just this week! So I wanted to let you know I appreciate it. Please have these techs recognized for their hard work.” – Paul Doan of Cintas – Deep Clean Division

Roadcheck 2017 is Coming – It’s YOUR Call

Contact us online or call 855-DFS-4111 for more information on our mobile maintenance select service to ensure your fleet is getting the attention it deserves.