At Mid Carolina Diesel, we know that any semi-truck owner or broker understands the importance of regular truck inspections to stay in compliance. What you might not realize is that there are more benefits involved. While following the law is reason enough, here are a few more benefits to consider that could convince you to have truck inspections performed even more frequently than the law requires.
- Accident prevention- Roughly 30% of large truck accidents are related to mechanical failure, usually resulting from brake problems. Semi-truck brakes are more complex than a car with more things that can go wrong than just wear and tear on the brake pads.
- Insurance rates- Even one preventable accident is going to increase your insurance premiums for a year or more, not just on the truck and driver affected, but potentially your entire fleet.
- Downtime- It might seem like the time taken to do truck inspections is time you could be rolling and making revenue, but it is nothing compared to the financial hit of an avoidable repair or being put out of service after a failed roadside inspection.
- Peace of mind- There are enough dangers out on the road without worrying about the condition of your truck. With CDL truck inspections, you’ll know that the most important components are functioning properly and safely.
- Efficiency- Fuel consumption is one of the biggest expenses, besides insurance, that a trucking company deals with. Regular truck inspections can resolve any engine and transmission issues that can lower efficiency and performance.