This week, July 15-21, truck drivers are receiving extra scrutiny from law enforcement across the country as part of Operation Safe Driver Week. The event is organized by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, the same group who puts together the annual three-day truck inspection blitz known as Roadcheck, held earlier this year, as well as Brake Safety Week, set for September 16-22.

In this podcast, Evan Lockridge speaks with Terry Maple, who served with the Kansas Highway Patrol for more than 30 years before retiring a few years ago as the department’s superintendent and CEO. They discuss the perceptions surrounding the events. They also talk about how both trucking fleets and drivers can use these enforcement events to actually improve their federal safety scores and what’s the benefit of doing so.

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