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Maintaining Trailers: Avoiding CSA Violations!

Great Dane helps fleets keep trailers safe and in compliance

The Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program, governed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), is in its fifth year of monitoring vehicles safety performance and compliance. The program measures safety performance, using inspection and crash results to identify carriers whose behaviors could reasonably lead to crashes. It covers the full spectrum of safety issues, from how data is collected, evaluated, and shared to how enforcement officials can intervene most effectively and efficiently to improve safety on our roads. Fleets have learned that the best way to avoid CSA violations depends on properly maintaining vehicles.

While maintenance is only a part of a carrier’s CSA score, it can cause a negative impact on a fleet’s rating. When maintenance violation data is analyzed, vehicle out-of-service violations at roadside inspections for trailers often include brake issues, broken, burned out or obscured lights; damaged or worn tires, damaged or obscured conspicuity reflectors; as well noting failures to make required repairs. In order to avoid violations, fleets need to be diligent about scheduled maintenance and inspections. To keep trailers in good repair to avoid violations, Great Dane AdvantEDGE customers are turning to Great Dane locations for help.

Rely on those who know your trailer

Customers who choose Great Dane service locations are able to work with trailer experts who know the most about their Great Dane trailers—how to repair and how inspect them. With their factorydirect connection, these locations have access to genuine parts, which are offered at their authorized service centers. In addition, Great Dane service providers are staffed with well-trained technicians who not only have the latest information on trailer repair procedures, but also the proper tools to make those repairs.

Utilizing a Great Dane service location in conjunction with the AdvantEDGE program also helps fleets control costs through the consolidated billing and invoicing program, custom purchasing controls and 24-hour road service.

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