OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE KENTUCKY TRUCKING ASSOCIATION
Pub. 3 2023 Issue 1
The Winter driving season is upon us. Trucking can be a pretty straightforward occupation, provided you enjoy what you are doing, know what you are doing and are prepared to do it. However, when road conditions become icy, wet, snowy or just basically out of your control, you may want to ensure you are ready for your next trip when you hit the winter highway.
Will a thorough pre-trip
inspection prevent a violation?
In this edition of Truesdell’s Safety Tips, I would like to discuss the correlation between a thorough pre-trip inspection and the “Top 5” most cited or discovered violations as listed by FMCSA. Said violations are grouped or listed at a national level, as well as the “Top 5” as cited here in Kentucky. There are both similarities and differences between the lists.
I have not driven much since obtaining the CDL, but I did get some unique seat time in late August. In preparation for the KTA Annual Conference, held at the French Lick Resort and Casino in Indiana, I was given the opportunity to drive a truck that few have been allowed to drive. No, it wasn’t around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway; it wasn’t even entirely outside. I drove a 2023 Kenworth, compliments of Kenworth of Louisville, inside the French Lick Resort Ballroom.
The Kentucky Trucker Association had the chance to sit down with Shad Daubard, the new chairman, to learn more about him, his experience in the trucking industry, and his goals for the future of the association. We’re excited to have him on board, and we hope you enjoy our discussion as much as we did.