A recent study released by AAA estimates that potholes cost drivers more than $3 billion annually. The costs come in the form of bent wheels, blown tires and suspension damage and, over the past five years, have impacted more than 16 million drivers. “Potholes can cause extensive damage to your vehicle and create unsafe conditions for everyone on the road,” said Share the Road Professional Truck Driver Byron Bramwell (YRC […]
International Roadcheck is a 72-hour period when approximately 10,000 CVSA-certified local, state, provincial, territorial and federal inspectors in jurisdictions across North America perform large truck and bus safety inspections. International Roadcheck will take place June 7-9. During International Roadcheck, inspectors primarily conduct the North American Standard Level I Inspection, which is the most thorough roadside inspection. It is a 37-step procedure that includes an examination of both the driver and […]
As expected, the Owner-Operator Independent Driver’s Association has filed initial arguments in its challenge to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s electronic logging device (ELD) mandate final rule. The association argued in its appeal of the ELD mandate that is requiring electronic monitoring devices on commercial vehicles does not advance safety, is arbitrary and capricious and violates Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches and seizures. If you are interested in […]
During the Holiday Season more than ever, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our progress possible. To our owner-operators and drivers for their dedication and hard work, and to our customers for their continued loyalty: Thank You and Best Wishes for the Holiday Season and a Happy New Year
RTSI has worked diligently with the ATA to help get HR83 through Congress. Signed into law last week, the bill suspends certain restrictions that went into effect July 1, 2013: “Section 133 temporarily suspends enforcement of the hours-of-service regulation related to the restart provisions that went into effect on July 1, 2013 and directs the Secretary to conduct a study of the operational, safety, health and fatigue aspects of the […]
For 120 years, the first Monday of September has been set aside to honor the social and economic achievements of American workers, and their contribution to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Reliable extends a special Labor Day salute to the Owner-Operators and truck drivers that keep America moving. We will be closing Sunday at 2100 and reopen Monday at 2200.
Only 8 days remain until the start of this year’s CVSA Brake Safety Week inspection spree. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance says it expects over 30,000 brake inspections to take place between September 7th and September 13th. It’s never wise, or safe to operate a vehicle with brakes that are not what they should be. Air leaks, hydraulic leaks, worn linings, loose or missing components, cracked or damaged components, and […]