The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck 2022 is slated for May 17-19. This year’s Roadcheck will focus on wheel ends, but drivers who get flagged for an inspection during the 72-hour safety blitz can expect a full North American Standard Level I or Level V Inspection.
Vehicles that pass inspection with no critical violations may receive a CVSA decal. Vehicles with decals generally will not face re-inspection for three months, according to the CVSA. On the other hand, vehicles and drivers are at risk of being put out of service if critical violations are found during an inspection.
More than 5,000 vehicles and 1,200 drivers were put out of service during last year’s blitz, so it’s crucial to ensure that your drivers and fleet are ready for the International Roadcheck 2022.
Prepare for International Roadcheck 2022
According to the FMCSA, more than 75,000 violations related to tires have been logged so far this year – with more than 45,000 of those resulting in out-of-service violations
With the emphasis on wheel ends during this year’s safety blitz, it’s crucial for drivers to pay close attention to tires, wheels, rims and hubs during their pre-trip inspections. Electronic logging devices that feature an integrated, paperless driver vehicle inspection report can help ensure that drivers complete thorough DVIRs, while making it easier for carriers to track defects and repairs.
And smart trailer solutions can provide real-time data on tire health, such as tire pressure and temperature, helping you identify issues before they become a violation or a hazard.
More than 1,200 drivers were put out of service due to HOS violations during the 2021 Roadcheck, which saw more than 24,000 inspections throughout Canada, Mexico and the U.S., according to the CVSA.
It’s crucial, then, for drivers to comply with HOS rules, including using an ELD, if required to, and accurately recording their duty status. Carriers should ensure that their drivers understand HOS regulations and how to use their ELD. Selecting an ELD from a reputable provider of driver-friendly units that are well known to inspectors can help facilitate a smooth inspection of HOS.
Expect a full inspection
While the CVSA will be paying special attention to wheel end during International Roadcheck 2022, drivers should still be prepared for full North American Level I Inspection, which includes a review of the driver’s record of duty status and HOS, along with a comprehensive vehicle inspection. Like last year, inspectors will be following COVID-19 safety protocols, the CVSA said.
“We want every vehicle on our roadways to be in proper working order for the safety of the driver operating that vehicle and everyone traveling on our roadways,” said CVSA President Capt. John Broers with the South Dakota Highway Patrol.