The last thing any truck driver wants is to be involved in an accident while on the road. Especially an unexpected one like portrayed in this video:
More than likely the above accident occurred due to bad mechanical problems such as a busted tie rod end or a bad steering component, which is why it is important to do daily maintenance checks.
That’s what Road Scholar does. Out of the 22 years we’ve been in business, we never had a citation for a faulty piece of equipment. Why is that?
One of the reasons is because Road Scholar does daily pre-trip and post-trip inspections on all of our trucks. Drivers should routinely check items such as tires, wheels, lights, brakes, the engine, and mirrors.
If there is a problem, our drivers must report it to the safety department and get it repaired before they go on the road. The main message here is not to take anything on the road that is unsafe.
By taking measures like the ones Road Scholar does, we can help improve safety on the road and prevent another accident like this from occurring.
Print out your trucking maintenance checklist at http://www.government-fleet.com/fc_resources/documents/truck-checklist.pdf.