Truck maintenance software is a necessity for modern owner-operators. With millions of commercial vehicles on the roads and more coming into service every day, the risks that come with even minor accidents are enormous. The following statistics paint a grim picture:
- Truck collisions injure about 130,000 people each year.
- At least one person dies in 98% of accidents involving semis.
- Each commercial truck accident causes an average of $60,000 in damage.
- Human error plays a role in almost 90% of commercial vehicle wrecks.
- Driver fatigue or inattention causes at least 30% of trucking accidents.
- For every 100 million miles driven on US roads, there are 60.5 injuries and 2.3 deaths caused by big rigs.
- Deaths from tractor-trailer accidents cost the economy more than $20 billion each year.
Our truck maintenance software can’t prevent all these tragedies, of course. But it can help make accidents less likely by ensuring that your vehicles are in proper operating condition. So take TruckingOffice for a free 30-day test drive starting today, and get on the road to safer driving.
Frequently Asked Questions about Vehicle Inspections
Q: When should drivers conduct tire checks?
A: Drivers should inspect tires before getting in the cab every time they drive. In cases of extreme heat, such as during the summer, drivers should check their tires about every two hours or 100 miles. If the weather is cold, tire pressure will drop about 1psi for every 10-degree drop in temperature, which may require frequent monitoring. More stringent regulations may apply to hazmat vehicles.
Q: When should flatbed drivers check their loads?
A: Flatbed drivers should check their loads immediately prior to beginning a trip, within 50 miles after starting the trip, and every three hours or 150 miles.
Q: How should a motor carrier treat a roadside inspection report?
A: A driver should forward inspection forms received from state or federal officials to the carrier within 24 hours of receipt. If he or she will not be at a company facility within that time frame, dropping the forms in the mail is acceptable as well.
TruckingOffice: Your Truck Maintenance Software
TruckingOffice provides all the tools you need to run your company safely and effectively. So take it for a free 30-day test drive starting today. You’ll be glad you did.