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72-Hour Roadside Inspection Blitz Kicks Off June 4


Prepare now for the annual International Roadcheck, which will focus on steering and suspension systems.

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA’s) International Roadcheck will take place June 4-6, 2019.  Over the course of 72 hours, commercial motor vehicle inspectors across North America will conduct inspections on commercial motor vehicles and drivers. The annual program will focus on steering and suspension systems.

During International Roadcheck, CVSA-certified inspectors will primarily conduct the North American Standard Level I Inspection, a 37-step procedure that includes an examination of driver operating requirements and vehicle mechanical fitness. Drivers will be required to provide their driver’s license, Medical Examiner’s Certificate and Skill Performance Evaluation Certificate, driver’s record of duty status and vehicle inspection reports. Inspectors will also check drivers for seat belt usage, sickness, fatigue and apparent alcohol and/or drug impairment.

Inspectors may issue an out of service order if any critical vehicle inspection violations are identified. In this case, an out of service vehicle may not be operated until the vehicle violations are corrected. A driver can also be placed out of service for driver credential-related issues or driver conditions, such as fatigue or impairment.

International Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world, with around 17 trucks and buses inspected, on average, every minute in Canada, the United States and Mexico during a 72-hour period. According to CVSA, last year’s Roadcheck blitz took 11,910 vehicles off the road for out-of-service violations.

The Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA) this week issued a Regulatory Alert with 13 helpful tips to help fuel marketers prepare their fleet—and their drivers—for the coming inspection blitz. Read the PMAA Alert here. More information about the International Roadcheck is also available on the CVSA website.


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