The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual International Roadcheck Week has officially arrived. Between Tuesday, June 6 and Thursday, June 8 CVSA-certified commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout North America will conduct inspections of commercial motor vehicles and their drivers.It is estimated that nearly 17 trucks and buses will be be inspected per minute during June’s International Roadcheck campaign
This year, the CVSA says 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. The organization also stated they are highlighting cargo securement safety this year as a reminder of its importance to highway safety. (More details on the inspections: here)
What to Expect?
The increased number of inspections usually causes a few days of service disruptions and/or additional cost for shippers.Capacity could tighten due to the fact that:
- Drivers are spending time being inspected.
- In some areas many independent “owner-operators” will literally shut down their operations effectively putting themselves out of service for all practical purposes during the 3 day event
- With 9,080 trucks and 1,436 drivers placed out of service during last year’s annual inspection, expectations are there will be a number of drivers and trucks put out of service this year as well.
Odyssey is here to help your organization manage this 3-day period and make the best decisions for a smooth OTR transportation process. For more information please reach out to your Odyssey representative.