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With spring in full bloom and summer looming next month, it’s important to know which parts of your vehicle need to be inspected for the changing road conditions ahead, and what the routine assessments and proper upkeep of these vital components can mean to the life and health of your car.
Numerous diversions can sidetrack a driver’s attention these days—from cell phones to excited children on board to brightly flashing lights that seem to hypnotize rather than warn—and all it takes is one distracted motorist for a tragedy to occur.
Bauer Built Helps Operators and Fleet Manager Prepare With FREE Inspections
It’s that time of year again! The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck is scheduled to take place throughout North America on June 4-6. During those three days, CVSA-certified inspectors will predominantly carry out the 37-step Standard Level I Inspection, which entails an assessment of driver operating requirements and vehicle mechanical condition, including:
April 18th, 2019, marks the company’s 75th Anniversary, and as celebrations begin, it’s important to look back at how Bauer Built got to where it is today.
CDL pre-trip inspections are critical to staying safe on the roads. During these inspections, truckers check on multiple aspects of the vehicle, including overall safety, major parts of the truck, and emergency equipment. Commercial drivers are required to inspect their truck and trailer every 24 hours while on the road and record the inspection. Here’s what you need to know to ensure your truck is safe for operation and defect free.
DURAND, Wis…Tad Bauer, President of Bauer Built, Inc. of Durand, Wis. announces the acquisition of the commercial tire division of Allied Oil & Tire Company effective April 1, 2019. Allied, headquartered in Omaha, NE, was founded over 60 years ago in 1958 by Conrad Heinson. The acquisition includes commercial tire centers in Omaha, NE; Kansas City and Joplin, MO; Wichita, KS; Des Moines, IA; Sioux Falls, SD; and Sioux City, IA.
As any farmer knows, one of the challenges to proper agricultural growth that’s seen an uptick over the last decade is soil compaction. Between increased rainfall and ever larger farming equipment, soil in areas that used to see proper structure for adequate growth is increasingly susceptible to compaction. Soil structure can be a deal breaker when it comes to the proper distribution of water, nutrients and air in the quantities necessary for a successful harvest down the line.
It’s easy to make the mistake of believing only large fleets need to have a tire management plan to ensure their trucks are outfitted with the tires they need, right when they need them. But even small businesses with a single truck must have a plan in place—one that not only keeps their tires in top shape, but provides a workable strategy in the event of a flat or other necessary vehicle repairs.
Modern highways are crowded and––all too often––drivers of passenger vehicles are distracted. For commercial vehicle drivers, it can be difficult to stay safe and avoid collisions. Proper training and participation in public education programs can help improve driver safety for all involved. These precautions can be crucial to getting to your destination safely.
Preventive maintenance is critical to keeping commercial vehicles safely on the road, and there are four major areas that must be addressed regularly to avoid major repairs later. Check out the video to learn more.