CVSA, fleets share maintenance tips ahead of Roadcheck

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Updated Apr 18, 2023

Register now for this critical webinar on April 20

Over the three day-long Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s International Roadcheck commercial motor vehicle inspection and enforcement initiative last year, CVSA-certified inspectors conducted 59,026 inspections and placed 12,456 commercial motor vehicles out of service nationwide. This year’s enforcement blitz will take place May 16-18, and in this webinar on April 20 at 1:00 p.m. Central — sponsored by Mann+Hummel — we will discuss the top OOS violations (namely brakes, lights and tires), and what drivers and the shop should be doing to catch these faults before enforcement officers do.

During Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck commercial motor vehicle inspection and enforcement initiative last May, certified inspectors conducted 59,026 inspections and placed 12,456 (21.1%) commercial motor vehicles and 3,714 drivers (6.2%) out of service: each high-watermarks since the world re-emerged from the pandemic.

The number of overall inspections was much lower in 2021 (23,135), yet inspectors still removed 21.8% vehicles from the road and 5.2% of drivers. 

This year's campaign is set for May 16-18, with special emphasis on on anti-lock braking systems (ABS) and cargo securement.

Brakes, lights, tires and cargo securement routinely make up the Top 5 vehicle out of service causes while hours of service/logs and problems with licensure are the top causes for driver violations. 

CCJ, in partnership with Mann+Hummel, will bring together experts from some of trucking's safest fleets to discuss maintenance tips and practices that make roadside inspections easier, and we'll hear directly from CVSA on the trends it sees during inspections and where fleets most often go wrong. 

This complimentary hour-long webinar, which will include a live Q&A with the panelists, will be held Thursday, April 20 at 1PM Central Time. Carriers can register here

A recorded on-demand version will be made available to all registrants so those interested in the topic but unavailable the day and time of the live webinar are still encouraged to register.

Registrants will hear from: 

Jeremy Disbrow, CVSA roadside inspection specialist

Jeremy joined CVSA in January with 25 years of experience as a police officer and paramedic. Prior to joining CVSA, he served as an Arizona state trooper for 20 years, with an extensive focus on commercial motor vehicle safety, enforcement, outreach and training. Jeremy was Arizona’s MCSAP training coordinator for seven years, where he developed statewide training curriculum and instructed more than 5,000 hours of courses throughout the U.S. He served as the CVSA chairman for CVSA North American Cargo Securement Harmonization Forum, as well as vice president of CVSA’s Region IV membership. Jeremy was a certified master instructor where he instructed NAS Part A, NAS Part B, passenger-carrier vehicle, instructor development, master instructor development, electronic logging devices and electronic monitoring and mapping technology courses.

Mike Jeffress, Maverick Transportation vice president of maintenance

Mike joined Maverick in 1986 as an entry-level technician when Maverick operated less than 50 units. He was inducted into the Nashville Auto Diesel College's Hall of Fame in 2002, was awarded the Technology and Maintenance Council's (TMC) Silver Spark Plug award in 2003, and was presented with CCJ’s Career Leadership Award in 2010. He is the past General Chairman of TMC, General Chairman of the Arkansas State Maintenance Council and a member of the Professional Technician Development Committee.

Randy Obermeyer, OnLine Transport vice president of safety & maintenance

Randy has spent more than 30 years in the trucking industry and today oversees maintenance for a 200-truck fleet that services customers in dedicated truckload, expedited freight, brokerage, warehousing and distribution services. He is the 2023-2024 Immediate Past General Chairman & Treasurer Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC). He was awarded TMC’s Silver Spark Plug in 2018 and serves Trucker Buddy International as a member of its Board. 

Jon Debusk, Bowerman Trucking director of maintenance

Jon graduated from Nashville Auto Diesel in 1995. He began his career in the trucking industry that same year, starting as a technician for Maverick Transportation. While at Maverick, Jon progressed through many different positions within the maintenance department, including road breakdowns, warranty, and service manager, before reaching the role of regional service manager. After 25 years with Maverick, Jon had an opportunity in 2020 to join the team at Bowerman Trucking, accepting the role of director of maintenance. While at Bowerman, he has helped to develop their preventative maintenance program, implemented a new maintenance software, and helped to grow the fleet. Jon participates on advisory councils with Lincoln Tech-Nashville and ASU Beebe and is currently serving as vice-chair on the Arkansas Trucking Association’s Maintenance and Technology Council