Today is day two of the 72 hour commercial vehicle check sponsored by the CVSA (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance). During this three day period all state DOT agents from the state trooper department are out in full force checking thousands of commercial vehicles for safety violations. If your vehicle is found out of compliance, the truck will be grounded where it sits until repairs are made. As we all know roadside work is much more costly than repairs performed at a local truck shop or in your own maintenance department, so make sure your vehicles maintenance is up to par! Each year this is publicly announced and each year about 20% of truck are put out of commission. The incident will also be on your company’s SAFESTAT record for 30 months. This is the most stringent commercial vehicle check, so make sure your trucks are ready to meet DOT standards. Best of luck!