Pilot Flying J Truck Care is providing free mid-trip inspections, a value of $50, at its service center locations now through June 7 to help professional drivers prepare for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s International Roadcheck event June 4-6.
In addition to participating in the mid-trip inspection, Pilot Flying J Truck Care recommends drivers take advantage of these tips to help prepare for the roadcheck:
- Check your vehicles and check them often. Pre-trip and post-trip inspections are imperative to find issues with the vehicle. Bad brakes or lights are easy to spot and easy to fix
- Keep up on preventative maintenance. Proper lubrication at set intervals prolongs the life of any moving parts
- Check tires for irregular wear. If a tire is not wearing evenly this could be a telltale sign of a steering and suspension issue
- Do not ignore noises. A lot of the time an issue in the steering system can be heard before it is seen. A whining steering box or a popping king pin or tie rod end can lead to something bigger if ignored
Professional drivers and trucking companies can download the Pilot Flying J app or visit find participating Service Center or Roadside Assistance locations online.