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