Every year, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance runs a seventy-two-hour safety check for commercial motor vehicles. Inspectors are posted at key points throughout the continent, and trucks that pass through these checkpoints will be inspected for compliance. The inspectors will be following the 37-step checklist for Standard Level I Inspections.
What is a North American Standard Level I Inspection?
This level of inspection is a general overview of your driving state, your records, and your vehicle’s adherence to safety regulations. The CVSA has posted a point by point guide to the thirty-seven steps in the inspection here, and you can prepare for June 5-7 with a preliminary inspection of your own vehicle. Make sure your records are up-to-date, you have all of the documents you need, and your semi truck is in good working order.
What will inspectors be focusing on this year?
For 2018, inspectors will be paying particular attention to drivers’ hours-of-service records. With all of the confusion and controversy surrounding the ELD mandate, the CVSA wants to continue to focus on the importance of not exceeding maximum driving hours.
Driving for long periods or for too many hours a day is dangerous for drivers’ health. It’s also hazardous to other drivers on the road. Everyone is susceptible to driving fatigue and highway hypnosis, and more and more agencies are focused on reducing that risk. Following the rules isn’t just a good way of keeping your driving record clean to keep your insurance premiums low. It also reduces the risk of accidents and collisions that can make a company riskier to insure. If you want to learn more about how regularly clearing the International Roadcheck and a good driving record can save you on insurance premiums, go to J.E.B. Insurance Services, LLC. We provide commercial truck insurance in the states of Florida, Georgia, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Illinois, Iowa, and Nebraska.