The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) has announced their 28th annual International Roadcheck. The three-day event will take place June 2-4, 2015.
So what is International Roadcheck? Well, it’s a 72-hour period when approximately 10,000 CVSA-certified local, state, provincial and federal inspectors in Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. perform truck and bus inspections to promote transportation safety.
It’s important to be prepared and in-the-know for this annual inspection. It really reaches drivers and their rigs all across the continent—the CVSA estimates that during the enforcement event, about 16 trucks are inspected every minute!
It also turns out that each year International Roadcheck picks one specific category of violations to check for. This year, inspectors will focus on cargo securement (so be sure you are securing your loads correctly! Check out these tips.) Also keep in mind that some types of cargo require drivers to stop within the first few miles of their trip to recheck tie downs and other equipment.
Wondering what else inspectors will be checking? According to the CVSA:
Inspectors will primarily be conducting the North American Standard Level I Inspection, which is the most thorough roadside inspection. It is a 37-step procedure that includes an examination of both the driver and vehicle. Drivers will be asked to provide items such as their license, endorsements, medical card and hours-of-service documentation, and will be checked for seat belt usage and the use of alcohol and/or drugs. The vehicle inspection includes checking items such as the braking system, coupling devices, exhaust system, frame, fuel system, lights, safe loading, steering mechanism, drive line, suspension, tires, van and open-top trailer bodies, wheels and rims, windshield wipers, and emergency exits on buses.
To learn more, visit CVSA.org.
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