The Relay

– Episode 19

Level Eight Inspections: What it means for Drivers, Maintenance, and the Industry

In this episode of the Relay, William Everett, Director of Safety at Gulf Relay, is joined by Marcus Myers, Director of Equipment and Maintenance. During the conversation, William and Marcus discuss their experiences at the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Conference (CVSA). They talk about the upcoming implementation of a level eight inspection in the trucking industry, which aims to measure safety, efficiency, and environmental impacts. The two discuss this new system and how it will improve driver utilization, its impact on maintenance, potential challenges in implementation, such as infrastructure requirements and the adaptation of smaller carriers and more.
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Highlights from this week’s conversation include:
  • Level eight inspections (1:20)
  • Implications of level eight inspections (2:34)
  • Digital permit book (4:32)
  • Additional thoughts from level eight inspections (7:02)
  • Final thoughts and takeaways (10:10)
  The Relay is a podcast produced by Gulf Relay. Each episode, we dive behind the scenes of our operations, teams, and industry. From the unique challenges of the job to anecdotes about life on the road, our guests will provide a window into a profession that is crucial to our economy and way of life. Let’s hit the road!

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