Safety Newsletter – May 2021
May is host to the 2021 International Roadcheck, which focuses on lighting and Hours of Service Compliance this year.
Making sure your headlights, taillights, and blinkers are all operating correctly is an important part of your pre and post-trip inspections. According to an article published by Commercial Carrier Journal, “Lights account for almost 30 percent of all CSA violations.” Watch out for flickering or dim lights, which are typically signs of failing hardware, and if they are present, make sure to report them as soon as possible.
Please refresh yourself on the Hours of Service changes that were made in 2020: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations/hours-of-service
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