Vehicle maintenance checks during winter

First published in 2016, this advice still holds true for the winter months ahead... Keeping your business on the road is always challenging and particularly so during winter when severe weather could strike at any time. It’s important to check the weather forecasts for the areas you’ll be operating in so that you can plan …

6 Weekly Fleet Brake Checks: PC Download or Print to Hard Copy?

The subject of this blog article pertains to the methods that can be employed to maintain vehicle testing data as part of a schedule of 6 weekly checks. The Bowmonk Brake Meter is a means to measure and record braking forces and efficiencies, and this data can be quickly acquired during a simple single test …

The Industry Standard for CV Brake Checks

When VOSA first offered guidance on testing commercial trailers they advised,     “The way to use a decelerometer is to first test the drawing vehicle on its own. Then connect the trailer and the deceleration rate should be similar i.e. the trailer is doing its fair share of work. This is not an exact science …

Truck & Trailer Testing

Last week an article was published by the GEA (Garage Equipment Association) which gave clarification on the use of hand held braking meters for trailer testing for agricultural or goods vehicle trailers. The article sought to overcome comments that have been made in the public domain in relation to the method of testing of trailer …