CVSA’s Annual Roadcheck to Highlight Cargo Securement

- According to an April release from the Commercial Carriers Journal, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) annual International Roadcheck will be placing special emphasis on cargo securement this year as a reminder to drivers and fleets of its importance.

The 72-hour Roadcheck, which will be held in under two months on June 6-8, is North America’s largest inspection blitz on commercial vehicles.

While cargo securement is a normal part of CVSA’s Level I inspections, they are suggesting drivers take extra precautions to avoid violations such as failure to prevent shifting, loss of cargo, failure to secure truck equipment, damaged tie-downs, insufficient tie-downs, and loose tie-downs.

During CVSA’s 2016 inspection, 21.5 percent of trucks inspected were placed out of service, along with 3.4 percent of drivers – and a total of 62,796 inspections were performed during the event.

Find out more on the International Roadcheck website, and find a copy of CVSA’s tips for cargo securement here.

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