Are you ready for CVSA RoadCheck Truck Inspections: June 5-7

Truck inspectors will focus on Hours-of-Service Compliance

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck will take place June 5-7, 2018. Over that 72-hour period, commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout North America will conduct inspections of commercial motor vehicles and drivers. This year’s focus is on hours-of-service compliance.

The top reason drivers were placed out of service during 2017 International Roadcheck was for hours-of-service violations. Thirty-two percent of drivers who were placed out of service during last year’s three-day International Roadcheck were removed from our roadways due to violations related to hours-of-service regulations.
Inspectors will primarily conduct the North American Standard Level I Inspection, a 37-step procedure that includes an examination of both driver-operating requirements and vehicle mechanical fitness.

What to expect

The vehicle inspection includes: Road Check HOS Stats

  • checking brake systems
  • cargo securement
  • coupling devices
  • driveline/driveshaft components
  • exhaust systems
  • frames
  • fuel systems
  • lighting devices
  • steering mechanisms
  • suspensions
  • tires
  • open-top trailer bodies, wheels, rims and hubs
  • windshield wipers

Drivers are expected to provide:

  • their operating credentials and
  • hours-of-service documentation and
  • will be checked for seat belt usage.

Inspectors will also be attentive to apparent alcohol and/or drug impairment.

If no critical inspection item violations are found during a Level I Inspection, a CVSA decal will be applied to the vehicle, indicating that the vehicle successfully passed a decal-eligible inspection conducted by a CVSA-certified inspector.

Int’l Roadcheck: June 5-7