The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety Week is August 22-28 and during this week, commercial vehicle inspectors highlight the importance of functioning brake systems by conducting inspections and removing commercial motor vehicles with brake-related violations from the roadways. August also happens to be Brake Safety Awareness Month.
During this week, enforcement officials will inspect trucks and place any vehicles out-of-service if they see that your brake system efficiency falls below the minimum of 43.5 percent. All vehicles that passing inspections will receive a CVSA decal certifying a passed inspection.
Pay close attention to your brake hoses and tubing, which must be properly attached, without leaks, corrosion, or any type of damage. While it’s always important to check all tubes during your pre-trip inspection, really take the time to slowly inspect your air brake system and all brake components, contacting your supervisor if you come across any red flags.
Here are the top items to visually check on regularly and during your pre-trip inspection:
CVSA provides a helpful brake inspection checklist. Check it out online and save it to your phone for easy reference before a trip. Properly functioning brake systems are crucial to driver safety and everyone else on the road. Remember, save the date: August 22-28 and be safe out on the roads, Oakley Family!
We view every employee like family. When you join the Oakley family, you’re welcomed with open arms, professional training, and great benefits. Here are four reasons why you should join the Oakley family.
1) Family-first Culture
When you work with Oakley Transport, you’re not just a number, you always have a support team who’s got your back. We’ll even give you a call on your birthday. As an employee, you’re our most valuable asset, and we’re committed to offering you a better quality of life with better benefits, better equipment, and better pay.
As a member of the Oakley family, you’ll receive great benefits, competitive pay, safe and advanced equipment, and plenty of other perks.
Here’s a look at just a few of your benefits as a member of the Oakley family:
3) Great Equipment
We believe in investing in the best equipment possible to keep drivers and customers happy. Oakley’s Volvo tractors are on a regularly scheduled preventative maintenance and trade cycles, keeping our fleet near 600 tractors fresh, up to date and ready to keep you rolling.
We also have a state-of-the-art tractor repair facility, with more than 20 well-trained and qualified technicians to take care of maintenance repairs. Our technicians can acquire Volvo certification on-site through the customer service portal (known as Volvo University).
4) Ongoing training to keep you safe
Your education is the foundation for future success. When you’re part of the Oakley family, training is ongoing. You’ll have access to advanced training courses to make sure you’re safe and confident on the job.
You have the opportunity to experience operational training and our driver training program known as X Class. With exceptional courses, we can improve the transportation industry together and you can continue learning throughout your career.
Ready to join the Oakley family? Check out our open positions and apply today!