The Importance of Proper Trucking Maintenance
Multiple carriers recently made the list of most dangerous companies to work for in 2017. Trucking companies have the distinction of dealing with dangers not found in many other lines of work. Though it isn’t the only field where workers take their service to the road, it is one where the smallest miscalculation can result in a serious accident.
Commercial trucks go through rigorous checking and servicing procedures before they are taken to America’s roads and highways – most of the time. While it is required for trucking companies to make sure their vehicles are inspected properly prior to use, not all of them follow these guidelines properly.
A couple of the carriers who garnered negative attention were cited for poor trucking maintenance practices. In addition, several recent accidents involving commercial vehicles showed trucks exhibiting problems which would’ve been caught had the vehicle been inspected correctly.
Trucking maintenance helps to ensure a vehicle is safe for road use. This practice can prevent accidents and save lives. Since trucking companies usually look to avoid liability as much as possible, many comply with these common procedures.
While it is true that no rule will be followed 100% of the time and some people will always find shortcuts around policies in their field, maintenance and servicing in the trucking field is a very important issue for carriers of all sizes.