Roadcheck Dates Announced

March 17, 2016 8:55 am Published by Comment

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) has announced their 29th annual International Roadcheck. The three-day event will take place June 7-9, 2016.

So what’s International Roadcheck? Well, it’s a 72-hour period when approximately 10,000 CVSA-certified local, state, provincial and federal inspectors in jurisdictions across North America perform truck and bus inspections. It’s the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world, with nearly 17 trucks or buses inspected every minute in Canada, the United States and Mexico.

During the annual three-day event, CVSA-certified inspectors conduct compliance, enforcement and educational initiatives targeted at various elements of motor carrier, vehicle, driver, and cargo safety and security. According to CVSA, here’s a look at what all inspectors will be checking:

Inspectors primarily conducted 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 are required to provide items such as their license, endorsements, medical card and hours-of-service documentation, and are 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.

As you can see, it’s extremely important to be prepared and in-the-know for this annual inspection. You can learn more by visiting CVSA.org.


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