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What inspectors look for in brakes

August 19, 2020

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Land Line Now, Aug. 19, 2020.

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With Brake Safety Week coming up, we’ll discuss the top reason inspectors have for putting truckers out of service regarding brakes. Also, freight, rates and hurricanes.

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I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

Comments are open on OOIDA’s broker transparency rule request; I-70 is still closed in Colorado; and the cows come – to a beach in Ireland.


II. Brakes – tackling the top out-of-service violation

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual Brake Safety Week is this coming week. We’ll offer some advice on how to avoid inspectors putting you out of service regarding brakes.


III. Freight, rates and hurricanes

Freight and rates are stronger than expected for this time of year, but so is the forecast for hurricane season, which could put a damper on things going forward.


IV. Technology and safety

Do certain technologies improve safety in trucking, or not? The FMCSA will consider that question before it starts program designed to reward carriers simply for installing it.


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