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4 May 26

How many of you have vacation plans from June 7-9? That's when this year's Roadcheck vehicle inspection blitz is happening all across the country, and in the past, a lot of truckers have taken those days off rather than deal with the hassle.

But fewer trucks on the road usually means higher rates, and if you're getting paid enough, it might be worth putting up with the extra headache. Last year during Roadcheck week, there were was a 29% uptick in the number of loads available per truck on DAT TruckersEdge. The national average van rate also went up 5¢ per mile.

There's no guarantee that the same thing will happen this year, since there's a lot more competition for loads right now than there was around this time last year.

What's your plan? Are you going to take those days off or will you be on the road? Let us know by answering the reader poll. And if you plan on driving during Roadcheck week, Fleet Owner has some tips to help speed up the inspections.

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Chuck Carlson
Chuck Carlson

Why stay home? If you have your equipment in good shape you need to show these guys that we aren't intimidated by the road check. I can see by the poll that there is a good bit of drivers intimidated and I will guess that the majority of the people takin vacation or off during that time are neebies and scared. Don't be scared get your butts out there and run.

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NATIONAL  TRUCKING STRIKE
SHUT YOUR ENGINE OFF IN SUPPORT OF

JUNE 6, JUNE 7

*CHEAP FREIGHT, *ELECTRIC LOGS
*NEW 34 HOURS RULE *INSURANCE PRICE

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Agreed!

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Or, lots of truck that are not road worthy.  Heck, seen lots of trucks being held together by duck tape.  Not good for our industry, insurance rates, etc....

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