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Brake, Tire Issues Caused Majority of Roadcheck OOS Violations Its 2021 Brake Safety Week

Brake, Tire Issues Caused Majority of Roadcheck OOS Violations

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s International Roadcheck inspection blitz took place May 17-19. Inspectors conducted 59,026 inspections and placed 12,456 commercial motor vehicles and 3,714 commercial motor vehicle drivers out of service. Of the 48,966 Level I and II inspections conducted in Canada and the U.S., 11,181 vehicles were placed out of service, which is …

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Pilot Bringing Autonomous Truck Services to Truck Stops Pilot Bringing Autonomous Truck Services to Truck Stops

Pilot Bringing Autonomous Truck Services to Truck Stops

Pilot Company has announced a strategic partnership with Kodiak Robotics, an autonomous truck tech firm. Through the partnership, Pilot and Kodiak are collaborating to develop autonomous truck services at Pilot and Flying J travel centers. Pilot and Kodiak are in the process of creating an “autonomous truckport” in the Atlanta area to evaluate potential service …

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2022 Brake Safety Week Coming Up Aug. 21 1290 Trucks Out of Service From Unannounced Inspection

2022 Brake Safety Week Coming Up Aug. 21

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced Aug. 21-27 as the dates for this year’s Brake Safety Week. Brake Safety Week is an annual commercial motor vehicle brake-safety inspection, enforcement, and education initiative conducted by law enforcement jurisdictions in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. During Brake Safety Week, inspectors will conduct their usual North American …

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What Happens When Driverless Truck Is Pulled Over By Police What Happens When Driverless Truck Is Pulled Over By Police

What Happens When Driverless Truck Is Pulled Over By Police

When truck drivers see flashing blue lights behind them, they pull over. But what if there’s no one behind the wheel? Autonomous technology company Embark Trucks, Inc. recently held a public demonstration of its emergency vehicle interaction capability by having a Texas Department of Public Safety officer conduct a traffic stop on one of its …

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The Glider Truck Is Gone, but Not Forgotten The Glider Truck Is Gone but Not Forgotten

The Glider Truck Is Gone, but Not Forgotten

In its heyday, Fitzgerald Glider Kits was the nation’s top glider truck manufacturer, building and selling thousands of the new truck cab bodies powered by older rebuilt engines. Then the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency came calling. Now, Fitzgerald and its competitors have exited the glider business, gradually winding down as the EPA’s rigorous Phase 2 …

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1,290 Trucks Out of Service From Unannounced Inspection 1290 Trucks Out of Service From Unannounced Inspection

1,290 Trucks Out of Service From Unannounced Inspection

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has released results from its April 27th Brake Safety Day.  On that single day, a total of 9,132 inspections were conducted in 46 jurisdictions in Canada and the U.S. Inspectors removed 1,290 commercial motor vehicles with brake-related critical vehicle inspection item violations from Canadian and American roadways. That’s 14.1% of …

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Some Drivers May Sit Out International Roadcheck International Roadcheck Is Just a Couple of Weeks Away

Some Drivers May Sit Out International Roadcheck

International Roadcheck returns tomorrow, Tuesday through Thursday, May 17-19. Is there any validity to the road rumor that a significant number of drivers park their trucks during the annual inspection blitz rather than put up with the aggravation? International Roadcheck is the annual 72-hour high-visibility, high-volume commercial motor vehicle inspection and enforcement initiative put together …

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International Roadcheck Is Just a Couple of Weeks Away International Roadcheck Is Just a Couple of Weeks Away

International Roadcheck Is Just a Couple of Weeks Away

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s International Roadcheck is just a couple of weeks away! The inspection blitz will run from May 17-19 with a focus on wheel ends. International Roadcheck is a 72-hour high-visibility, high-volume commercial motor vehicle inspection and enforcement initiative. Commercial motor vehicle inspectors in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. will conduct North American …

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