CVSA’s annual three-day International Roadcheck is scheduled for May 16-18, 2023.
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck, the largest enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world, will take place May 16-18, 2023. During this time, CVSA-certified officials will conduct inspections at weigh/inspection stations, designated inspection areas and along roadways throughout Canada, Mexico and the U.S.
Each year, CVSA focuses on a specific aspect of roadside inspection; this year’s focus will be anti-lock braking systems (ABS) and cargo securement. CVSA notes “ABS play a critical role in reducing the risk of collisions by preventing the wheels from locking up or skidding, allowing a driver to maintain control of the vehicle while braking.” Cargo securement also poses a risk to drivers and motorists by potentially impacting the vehicle’s maneuverability or causing unsecured loads to fall, resulting in traffic hazards and collisions.
During the three-day inspection, inspectors will check the motor vehicles along with the driver’s documentation and credentials using CVSA’s North American Standard Inspection (NASI) program procedures. Any vehicle or driver in violation of the NASI will be placed out-of-service until those violations or conditions are addressed.
Both drivers and vehicles that pass the North American Standard Level I or Level V inspection without any violations may receive a CVSA decal which is valid for three months. CVSA decals, when affixed, remain valid for a period not to exceed three consecutive months. Generally, vehicles displaying a valid CVSA decal will not be subject to re-inspection. However, nothing prevents re-inspection of a vehicle or combination of vehicles bearing valid CVSA decals.
Odyssey Logistics is committed to developing a safe work environment and logistics network for its employees and customers and will continue to bring you the latest updates and results of these safety checks.
For more information regarding this International Roadcheck, visit: CVSA