Tie rod ends and drag links are the major pivot points of a steering system, and are regularly subject to great pressure and scrutiny during roadside inspections. If these parts become loose or worn, you might notice erratic steering and uneven tire wear.Inspectors primarily examine tie rod ends when checking for steering linkage wear. Therefore, it is critical not only for CSA compliance but for ...
Approximately 49% of accidents involving fatalities happen at night, and with the shorter days of winter, good visibility on dark roads and freeways is especially important. At night, your vision is limited—depth perception, color recognition, and peripheral vision are diminished—presenting a different set of challenges than driving during the day. The following list offers tips for tr...
What do Formula One racecars and your Kenworth truck have in common? They both combine bold style with innovative engineering and optimum aerodynamics.Each part of your Kenworth truck is designed to reflect the vehicle as a whole, and the T680 side-view mirrors are no exception. Using durable, state-of-the-art materials and bold aerodynamic design, the T680 side view mirrors are engineered to give...
Did your truck check out? June 4-6, 2013, the CVSA conducted Roadcheck 2013, the largest targeted safety enforcement and outreach event in the world. Over a 72-hour period, approximately 10,000 CVSA and FMCSA-certified inspectors at 2,500 locations across North America performed truck and bus inspections aimed at motor carrier, vehicle, driver and cargo safety. In 2013, the organization issued app...
Spring signals the time to revive your buses after difficult months of winter service and inspect, replace or upgrade your fleet’s most important components. Look carefully at these critical systems, and ensure that the severe weather didn’t cause problems that could cost you time and money later.Lighting Now is the time to replace burned-out or dim incandescent lights with dramaticall...
June 7-9th the CVSA will be conducting Roadcheck 2016, the largest targeted safety enforcement and outreach event in the world. Over a 72-hour period, approximately 10,000 CVSA-certified inspectors at 1,500 locations across North America will be performing truck and bus inspections aimed at motor carrier, vehicle, driver, cargo securement, and tire safety. Last year, the organization completed ove...
Brake safety must be the top priority for all drivers this time of the year. A well-maintained brake system will reduce stopping distance and contribute to a safer driving experience this winter season. Regular brake system inspections and maintenance are vital to ensure the safety of everyone on the road. The brake system, including brake shoes, pads and drums, should be inspected throughout the ...
With the frigid months of winter behind us, it’s time to start thinking about spring maintenance. Trucks take a beating during harsh winter weather. Here are the top 4 spring safety tips for your truck. Get a brake check.Brakes can experience significant wear and tear during the winter and must be inspected as soon as possible. A Kenworth professional technician can adjust y...
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will be conducting International Roadcheck 2018 from June 5 – 7. This annual three-day event is the largest targeted safety enforcement and outreach event in the world. During a 72-hour period, nearly 15 trucks or buses will be inspected, on average, every minute across North America. The CVSA recommends the following tips to keep your truck...
We understand how important truckers are to helping this country keep rolling during these uncertain times. Keeping yourself and your truck in shape to deliver America’s goods matters more now than ever. FOR YOUR SAFETY • Disinfect your cab with alcohol wipes • Don't try to use a refillable coffee mug • If you can, ask your company for hand sanitizer FOR YOUR UPTIME • ...
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