Thanks so much to Allan Henson, Director of Transportation for McCraren Compliance for speaking at our Regional meeting last week. Allan was honored this year to be involved with Road Check 2017 as an observer in Flagstaff through the Arizona Rock Products. Having been a driver himself for over twenty-two years with FedEx Freight, he knew from a driver’s perspective how they felt when getting pulled into an inspection. So, it was interesting finding out from a DOT Enforcement officer’s perspective of how they felt, what was their point of emphasis and finally how do they normally approach the situation. Road Check is an annual program that looks at drivers, paperwork and equipment for commercial motor vehicles. There are three separate levels of inspection depending primarily on the location. A level one inspection is an in-depth procedure covering a 37-step process, where as a level two and three subsequently cover different aspects of inspection. Every year CVSA targets special safety aspects of a Commercial Motor Vehicle. This year’s focus was on cargo securement. Although cargo securement is a normal part of the inspection process, it was given specific emphasis this year due to the numerous safety violations DOT and the CVSA have seen over the past year. According to DOT/CVSA the leading cause for cargo securement violations are: debris, unsecured spare tires and chains. For more information please visit McCraren Compliance directly.