30th Annual CVSA International Roadcheck
The yearly CVSA International Roadcheck Enforcement event starts today and will run through the 8th of June.
2017 marks the 30th year of the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world. Over the next 72 hours, between 15 and 17 trucks or buses will be inspected every minute across North America.
Each year, the CVSA International Roadcheck places emphasis on a particular component of the Level I Inspection.
In 2016, the emphasis was on tire safety. This year, it’s on cargo securement. While this isn’t something that tankers have to worry about, don’t think it will make you immune to an inspection.
“Inspectors will primarily be conducting the North American Standard Level I Inspection, which is the most thorough roadside inspection. It is a 37-step procedure that includes an examination of both driver operating requirements and vehicle mechanical fitness. Drivers are required to provide items such as their driver’s license, hours-of-service documentation, motor carrier registration and shipping documentation, and inspectors will be checking drivers for seat belt usage and the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The vehicle inspection includes checking items such as the brake systems, cargo securement, coupling devices, driveline/driveshaft, exhaust systems, frames, fuel systems, lighting devices (required lamps), steering mechanisms, suspensions, tires, van and open-top trailer bodies, wheels, rims and hubs, windshield wipers, and emergency exits (on buses),” CVSA Website.
Take the extra time during pre-trip and post-trip inspections to be certain you get a clean inspection. Remember, as part of the Clean DOT Inspection Award Program, every clean inspection you get gives you a greater chance of winning one of the four $50 Comdata gift cards or a Samsung Galaxy tablet from our friends at S&E Productions.