CVSA’s 2017 International Roadcheck Takes Place June 6-8

- According to a March 13 news release, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will hold their 30th annual International Roadcheck over a 72-hour period from June 6-8. This year, the CVSA-certified commercial vehicle inspectors will be placing special emphasis on cargo securement as a reminder of its importance to highway safety.

Inspectors will be primarily conducting the North American Standard Level 1 Inspection. The thorough 37-step procedure includes reviewing driver requirements as well as vehicle fitness. The procedure includes, but is not limited to, documentation and examination of the following:
  • Driver’s license, registration, and shipping documentation
  • Hours-of-service documentation
  • Seat-belt usage
  • Alcohol and drug use/abuse
  • Brake systems
  • Coupling devices
  • Driveline/driveshaft
  • Exhaust and fuel systems
  • Steering, suspension, and tires
The annual inspection is the world’s largest targeted enforcement program on commercial vehicles, and, on average, inspects roughly 17 trucks every minute in North America. More than 1.5 million inspections have taken place over International Roadcheck’s 30 years. The program includes participation from the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration,the  Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, Transport Canada, and the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (Mexico).

The full CVSA news release is available here.

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