West Virginia University’s Appalachian Hardwood Center will co-sponsor a log and lumber truck safety day Wednesday, July 20, from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Coopers Rock truck weigh station on Interstate 68 near Morgantown.
Participating drivers will receive a Class 1 Public Service Commission inspection on their truck and trailer. Trucks and trailers passing the inspection will be awarded a Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance sticker. This sticker recognizes the excellent condition of the vehicle and exempts the driver from a regular roadside safety inspection for three months.
Participation in this event is strictly voluntary, and those not passing inspection will not be penalized. Sponsors of this program will be providing an on-site mechanic to make repairs on trucks and trailers so that they may pass inspection. All minor repairs will be covered by the sponsors.
Drivers will receive informational packets that include truck safety materials, checklists, stickers and a red load flag. Reflective tape will be placed on all trailers and standards of participating trucks during the inspection.
Other sponsors of this event are the West Virginia Forestry Association, West Virginia Bureau of Employment Programs’Workers Compensation Division, West Virginia Division of Forestry, Occupational Safety and Health Administration and West Virginia Public Service Commission.
Twenty truck drivers participated in the inaugural truck safety day last year at Georgia Pacific’s OSB plant in Mount Hope , W.Va.
For more information, contact Shawn Grushecky, assistant director, Appalachian Hardwood Center, at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-293-2941 ext. 2413.