Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced that the International Road Check is scheduled for June 4-6 2019. During the event, commercial motor vehicle inspectors will be examining commercial vehicles and drivers throughout North America. This year inspectors are going to focus on steering and suspension systems.
Why You Need to Be Prepared
Last year one in five (21.6 percent) of commercial motor vehicles that underwent a Level I inspection were taken out of service during the International Road Check. Those vehicles could not be operated until the violations found were taken care of. Also, 2,666 drivers were taken out of service in 2018.
What Are the Inspectors Looking For?
Most inspections are going to be a North American Standard Level I Inspection. During the 37-point inspection, the inspector checks the driver and the vehicle. Inspectors will check drivers for seat belt usage, alcohol or drug impairment, fatigue, and sickness. Also, drivers must show their:
- Driver’s license
- Medical Examiner’s Certificate and Skill Performance Evaluation Certificate (if applicable)
- Driver’s record of duty status (if applicable)
- Vehicle inspection report(s) (if applicable)
For the vehicle, inspectors will look at:
- Brake systems
- Cargo securement
- Coupling devices
- Exhaust systems
- Fuel systems
- Lighting devices
- Steering mechanisms
- Van and open-top trailer bodies
- Wheels, rims, and hubs
- Windshield wipers
The inspector may choose to do a less comprehensive inspection. Other inspections that may be performed are the Level II Walk-Around Driver/Vehicle Inspection, Level III Driver/Credential/Administrative Inspection, or Level V Vehicle-Only Inspection. A CVSA decal will be placed on the vehicle if no critical violations are found during a Level I or Level V inspection. Follow this link to see complete results of 2018 Roadcheck results.
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