Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Announces Roadcheck 2024

International Truck Enforcement Event May 14-16

But it’s only February, you say! Yes, that’s correct, but ICSA wants to give its members ample time to prepare for this three-day high-visibility, high-volume commercial motor vehicle inspection event held every year in Canada, Mexico and the United States.

CVSA-certified law enforcement personnel from federal and state agencies will inspect commercial motor vehicles and drivers at weigh/inspection stations, temporary sites such as rest areas, and with mobile patrols to verify compliance with federal, state, provincial or territorial regulations. Last year U.S. inspectors conducted 53,847 Level I, II and III Inspections resulting in 15,932 vehicle, 5,020 driver, and 205 hazardous material out-of-service violations found.

Each year, International Roadcheck places special emphasis on a category of violations. This year, officers will focus on two areas – tractor protection systems and alcohol and controlled substance possession.

CVSA said controlled substance and alcohol possession/use remains a significant concern for motor carriers, drivers and the general public. The number of prohibited drivers listed in the U.S. Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse (DACH) has been increasing. This alarming trend not only poses a threat to all motorists who travel on North American roads but also can harm your company’s safety record and its profitability. If you are an ICSA carrier that has not adopted its Zero Tolerance Drug & Alcohol Policy, do so immediately. You will find it on your dashboard behind your member login.

In addition to establishing and enforcing clear policies on drug and alcohol use in the workplace, this year’s International Roadcheck also will serve as a reminder to motor carriers to regularly query the Drug & Alcohol Clearing House (DACH) to ensure their drivers are not in prohibited status. Commercial motor vehicle drivers are reminded to adhere to their company’s policies and to not possess, use or be under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances while on duty. 

Next month we will focus on the tractor protection systems and what Roadcheck officers will be looking for.

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