Mid-trip inspections are critical for any successful professional driver. They can help identify or uncover potential vehicle issues before they lead to expensive repair bills, unexpected downtime, or dangerous accidents. With CVSA’s International Roadcheck scheduled for May 16-18, 2023, now is the perfect time to get your FREE mid-trip inspection at TA Truck Service. Find your most convenient location here, and stop by from April 15-May 15 for your free mid-trip inspection.
Why Mid-Trip Inspections Are Important
The main purpose of a mid-trip inspection is to help ensure the safety, reliability, and functionality of your truck and cargo. Mid-trip inspections can help identify vehicle issues including worn brake pads, low tire pressure, or fuel system leaks. To prevent these issues from growing into even bigger problems, it’s important to catch these signs early.
A thorough mid-trip inspection covers all aspects of your vehicle, including:
Ensure proper pressure and tread depth, and spot damage or wear early.
Test the entire system for performance, functionality, safety, and compliance.
Look out for oil, coolant, and other fluid leaks, or signs of contamination.
- Electrical System
Verify that the battery, alternator, wiring, connectors, lights, and signals are functioning.
Detect any damage or malfunction in the shocks and other suspension components.
Be sure your vehicle’s cargo is secured properly to avoid safety hazards on the road.
Look for Warning Signs
Vigilant professional truck drivers learn to look out for any signs that their vehicle needs extra attention. Warning signs can sometimes indicate you need a mid-trip inspection even sooner than you expected. Look out for unusual noises, vibrations, or changes in vehicle performance or functionality. Take note of any warning lights that appear on your dashboard, as they may indicate what needs to be inspected. Also be aware of any unusual odors or smoke from the engine or exhaust. Any of these warning signs could mean it’s time to schedule services or repairs to address potentially detrimental symptoms.
When to Schedule Your Next Mid-Trip Inspection
Regular mid-trip inspections are the key to safety and productivity on the road. In preparation for International Roadcheck, the best time to get your next mid-trip inspection would be sometime before May 16, 2023. And with FREE mid-trip inspections from April 15-May 15 at participating TA Truck Service locations, there’s no better place to get your next inspection performed.
TravelCenters of America Has You Covered
Visit participating TA Truck Service locations within our nationwide network of TA® travel centers and Petro Stopping Centers® to get your FREE mid-trip inspection from April 15-May 15, 2023. And don’t forget to schedule it soon, so you can be ready for this year’s International Roadcheck from May 16-18. No matter what make or model you drive, or how big a fleet you operate, our highly trained technicians are here to help. Find your nearest location below.