RoadCheck 2024 Will Focus on Three Elements

Tractor Protection Systems, Drug & Alcohol and CDLs

RoadCheck 2024 is set for May 14-16. Now is the perfect time to be sure your trucks and drivers are ready for this annual commercial vehicle enforcement blitz. This year’s focus is on tractor protection systems and alcohol and controlled substance use or possession. Inspectors will also check the expiration date, class, endorsements, restrictions, and status of drivers’ CDLs. They will also review medical examiner’s certificates and driver logs. Inspections will occur at weigh/inspection stations, temporary sites such as rest areas and during mobile patrols.

During RoadCheck 2023, nearly 60,000 commercial vehicles were inspected in the U.S., Canada and Mexico during the three-day inspection blitz, resulting in 116,669 total driver or vehicle violations – an average of nearly two violations for every commercial vehicle and driver inspected. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has provided an inspection bulletin outlining steps on how to properly check tractor protection systems.

With its focus on tractor protection systems, enforcement officials want to increase awareness for drivers, motor carriers, technicians, and other truck enforcement personnel of these critically important vehicle components - specifically, the tractor protection valve, trailer supply valve and anti-bleed back valve – components often overlooked during pre-trip and roadside inspections. 

NYC Congestion Toll Brings Trucker Lawsuit

12 June 2024

The MTA announced it would charge a toll on every vehicle entering the central business district of Manhattan, which it has named the “Congestion Relief Zone” - the portion of Manhattan below 60th Street.

New Registration System Will Be “One-Stop Shop” for Truckers

12 June 2024

ICSA is closely following the development of a new federal process for truckers to apply for and obtain operating authorities. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has told truckers that its new system for carriers to register their businesses will simplify the processes that now require several separate actions on the carrier’s part.

Large Majority of Truckers Overcharged for Towing

12 June 2024

A report released in late 2023 documented the extent to which trucking companies and their drivers have been victimized by predatory towing companies. The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) reported that 82.7% of truckers they surveyed had been overcharged by towing companies.