Ramping Up for Roadcheck

MHC Kenworth truck inspection

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) postponed International Roadcheck earlier this year in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The inspection initiative has been rescheduled for Sept. 9-11.

International Roadcheck is a 72-hour inspection spree where CVSA-certified inspectors in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. conduct commercial motor vehicle and driver inspections at weigh or inspection stations. Over a 3-day timeframe, law enforcement personnel will inspect commercial motor vehicles for compliance with federal regulations and utilize the standard out-of-service criteria to identify critical inspection item violations.

This year’s focus will be placed on the driver requirements component of a roadside inspection. Of the approximately 3.36 million inspections conducted last year, 952,938 driver violations were discovered. Nearly 200,000 were out-of-service conditions.

For the driver portion of an inspection, the inspector collects and verifies:

  • Driver’s documents
  • Motor carrier
  • Driver’s license
  • Record of duty status
  • Periodic inspection reports

If applicable, the inspector will also check:

  • Medical examiner’s certificate
  • Skill performance evaluation certificate
  • Driver’s daily vehicle inspection report

Inspectors will also check:

  • Driver’s seat for seatbelt usage
  • Illness
  • Fatigue
  • Apparent alcohol or drug possession or impairment

Drivers found to be operating without the proper driver credentials; in possession of or under the influence of drugs or alcohol; operating while ill, fatigued or showing other signs of impairment; or in violation of hours-of-service rules may be placed out of service.

Read more about all of CVSA’s inspection levels >>

Schedule service at your local MHC to be RoadCheck ready before May!

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