CVSA Roadcheck Set for May 17-19

    The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced this year’s International Roadcheck inspection blitz will be held May 17-19. During the 72-hour inspection initiative, commercial motor vehicle inspectors in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. will conduct North American Standard Inspections of trucks, buses and drivers at weigh and inspection stations, on roving patrols, and at temporary inspection sites.

    Each year, CVSA focuses on a specific aspect of a roadside inspection. This year, the focus will be on wheel ends. CVSA says violations involving wheel end components historically account for about one quarter of vehicle out-of-service violations discovered during International Roadcheck, and past Roadcheck data routinely identified wheel end components, excluding brakes, as a top 10 vehicle violation. Of course, inspectors will likely check other mechanical and driver components during the inspections.

    During International Roadcheck, inspectors examine trucks and buses and the driver’s documentation and credentials using CVSA’s North American Standard Inspection Program procedures, which are the uniform inspection steps, processes and standards established to ensure that inspections and enforcement procedures are consistent from site to site and from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Using the North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria, also established by CVSA, inspectors identify critical violations that, if found, require the inspector to restrict the driver or vehicle from travel until those violations or conditions are addressed.

    ICSA believes it’s not too early to begin planning for Roadcheck to ensure your vehicles and drivers will not be placed out of service or issued citations.

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