CVSA’s Annual Roadcheck to Highlight Cargo Securement
(April 27, 2017)
- 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