We’re well into spring. The weather is warming. And the days are growing longer. You know what that means: The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s International Roadcheck is right around the corner. 

This year’s safety blitz, which is set to run May 14-16, will focus on tractor protection systems and alcohol and controlled substance possession, according to the CVSA. But drivers who get flagged for an inspection during the 72-hour Roadcheck can expect a full North American Standard Level I 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. However, vehicles and drivers are at risk of being put out of service if critical violations are found.


Related resource: Roadside inspection checklist 


2023 International Roadcheck Results  

The 2023 Roadcheck involved nearly 54,000 inspections in the U.S., the CVSA reports, resulting in some 16,000 out of service vehicle violations and more than 5,000 OOS driver violations. Brakes and tires were the leading causes of vehicles being put out of service last year. For drivers, the top OOS violations were associated with hours of service and false logs. 


Avoid Top Vehicle Violations 

In trucking, safety and success go hand in hand, and most carriers are safety-minded all year long. However, enforcement events like the Roadcheck are a great time to reinforce safety culture with drivers and refresh their compliance knowledge.  

Year after year, brakes and tires top the list of vehicle violations uncovered during Roadcheck inspections. Given those stats, these are clear focus areas for carriers wanting to avoid violations during this next Roadcheck and throughout the year. 

Having drivers conduct pre- and post-trip inspections is crucial to staying on top of brake and tire health. And convenient, driver-friendly electronic driver vehicle inspection reports are an effective way to ensure that drivers perform inspections and accurately log defects. Electronic DVIRs also streamline maintenance tracking and reporting by eliminating paperwork. 

Moreover, trailer tracking technology can provide real-time data on brake system performance, tire pressure and temperature, ATIS function and much more. 


Related resource: Telematics can solve your underinflation problem 


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International Roadcheck 2024 starts May 14

by | May 7, 2024 |

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