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
- checking brake systems
- cargo securement
- coupling devices
- driveline/driveshaft components
- exhaust systems
- fuel systems
- lighting devices
- steering mechanisms
- 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.