Starting now, Pilot Flying J will be offering truck drivers mid-trip inspections free of charge as a way of helping drivers and carriers prep for the CVSA’s Roadcheck 2018.
Pilot Flying J says that they will be offering the mid-trip inspections (valued at $50) from now through June 7. International Roadcheck 2018 is scheduled for June 5 — 7.
Jason Davis, director of operations for Pilot Flying J Truck Care Service Centers, says, “During the 72-hour CVSA Roadcheck event, all commercial drivers should be prepared for a thorough inspection of both driver operating requirements and vehicle mechanical fitness. Leading up to the event, Pilot Flying J Truck Care is here to provide necessary preparation tips to professional drivers and to help ensure trucks meet the requirements necessary for the checks. By offering free mid-trip inspections, our hope is that we help more professional drivers pass the checks successfully.”
These mid-trip inspections will be “heavily focused on checking the tires and brakes of trucks, and also include the inspection of windshields, exhaust, lights and more,” according to a press release from Pilot Flying J. “The three most common failed items are tires, brakes and lights. Performing proper inspections on each of these will help reduce the chances of receiving a violation.”
The free inspections are available for booking at Pilot Flying J Truck Care Service Center location or through Roadside Assistance mobile units. Pilot Flying J notes that they will be offering a visual inspection only and that while the driver will be informed of any potential problems, the inspection in no way guarantees that the truck will pass inspection during Roadcheck.