August 2021 Newsletter
Brake Safety Week-
This year’s Brake Safety Week is scheduled for Aug. 22-28. During Brake Safety Week, commercial motor vehicle inspectors emphasize the importance of brake systems by conducting inspections.
Throughout the week, inspectors will conduct North American Standard Inspections of commercial motor vehicles, focusing on the vehicle’s brake systems and components. In addition, inspectors will compile data on brake hoses/tubing, the focus area for this year’s Brake Safety Week, to submit to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA). CVSA will report its findings later this year.
• Brake system and brake adjustment violations accounted for more vehicle violations than any other vehicle violation category, accounting for 38.6% of all vehicle out-of-service conditions, during last year’s three-day International Roadcheck inspection and enforcement initiative.
• “Brake system” was the third most cited vehicle-related factor in fatal commercial motor vehicle and passenger vehicle crashes, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) latest “Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts” report.
• Brake-related violations accounted for eight out of the top 20 vehicle violations in 2020, according to FMCSA’s Motor Carrier Management Information System.
• During last year’s Brake Safety Week, 12% of the 43,565 commercial motor vehicles inspected were placed out of service for brake-related violations.
Law Enforcement releases the dates in advance to allow motor carriers, drivers, and mechanics time to ensure all the equipment meets requirements. Even though it is always best practice to ensure your equipment is in good working order, please take an extra look at the braking system before brake week!
Don’t forget to pay your 2290’s on time!
Just a reminder we partnered with Express Truck Tax again this year.
If you use the link below, it will automatically send us a copy. www.generaltrans2290.com
If you run a GT plate, copies must be turned in before October 1st for the renewal!
If you need assistance or have questions, please feel free to reach out to Karly
SPOTLIGHT DRIVER: Andrew Hill
Andrew Hill has been an owner operator with General Transport since May 2019. In that time he has driven 338,323 safe miles. We often times like to mention something about our spot light driver personally but Mr. Hill is a rather quiet person so much isn’t known. What we do know is Andrew is a super nice gentleman and does a phenomenal job for GT. We are proud to have you as part of the GT Family!
Welcome to the general transport team
How much do you hate picking up a trailer and finding a maintenance issue right off the bat? It is not fair to leave mechanical issues for the next driver, especially when you wouldn’t want to be that next driver. Please report any issues to Tracy at 330-819-6620 or email him at TStarling@AimNTLS.com. If you have an issue after hours, please call AIM at 330-759-0438, option 1 for assistance to get it repaired
Just a funny reminder to all owner operators, that we need your monthly maintenance reports… you know monthly!