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Problems to look for in your brakes

May 26, 2020

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Land Line Now, May 26, 2020.

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Brakes are among the top reasons truckers have problems during an inspection, so what should that driver look for in their brakes? Also, more local tickets?

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I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

Hours of service changes go into effect in late September; OOIDA fires back at brokers in a letter to Congress; and how NOT to rescue a stuck truck – it’s today’s news in trucking.


II. Brakes – finding problems before they are a problem

When a driver is out on the road, it’s up to them to make sure that everything on that truck is in good working order. So during a pre-trip inspection and other times, what should that driver look for in their brakes?


III. Insurance and replacing parts

When parts go bad and need to be replaced, insurance can help – but only so much. If you read through your insurance policy, you will probably come across something known as the betterment clause.


IV. Local governments and tickets

An Ohio lawmaker wants local police to be able to patrol interstates – which some say could lead to more speed traps; meanwhile, a New Jersey effort would give local governments a cut of state trooper ticket revenue.


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