Posted on 26 May, 2016
Categories: Trucking Life
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.