Should this vehicle be taken “out of service” due to that defect or can it just be marked as “requires attention”? Do your drivers know the criteria? Inspection officers enforce the laws and remove unsafe vehicles from the roads, but by properly monitoring and inspecting the vehicles your staff will reduce your company’s risk of being put out of service.
CTEC teaches proper inspection techniques, what to look for and helps the “less mechanical” types get a little more comfortable with inspecting a vehicle. We also have custom courses for different vehicle type and configuration.
Driving is the most dangerous activity a human can do. There is simply nothing else that we do that results in the volume of death, injury and property damage as does driving. Today’s driving environment is very complicated and traditional driver training often fails to provide the skills needed to safely operate in that environment. Being human our skills erode over time and we often allow bad habits to form. Driving is something we all do. Driving is dangerous. We should have the skills to do it well.