The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 28th annual International Roadcheck will take place June 2-4, 2015. The annual Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world. It consists of a 72-hour period when approximately 10,000 CVSA-certified local, state, provincial and federal inspectors across North America perform, on average, nearly 17 truck or bus inspections every minute in Canada, the United States and Mexico.
Although the Roadcheck will include a special emphasis on cargo securement this year, inspectors will primarily be conducting the North American Standard Level I Inspection, which is a 37-step procedure that includes an examination of both the driver and vehicle.
Drivers will be checked for seat belt usage and the use of alcohol and/or drugs as well as asked to provide items such as their:
• medical card
• hours-of-service documentation
The vehicle inspection includes checking items such as:
• the braking system
• coupling devices
• exhaust system
• fuel system
• safe loading
• steering mechanism
• drive line
• van and open-top trailer bodies
• wheels and rims
• windshield wipers
More details about the inspection can be found here.
Last year more than 72,000 drivers and vehicles were inspected during the Roadcheck resulting in a vehicle out-of-service rate of 18.7% and a driver out-of-service rate of 4.8%.