The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual International Roadcheck inspection blitz will be held June 6-8 this year, according to the organization’s website.
Roadcheck is an annual 72-hour event in which inspectors across North America conduct an increased amount of inspections on commercial vehicles to “conduct compliance, enforcement and educational initiatives.”
The event for this year has not been formally announced by CVSA, and the specific focus for inspectors has yet to be announced, but the organization has published the dates on its website. Last year’s focus was on tire safety, along with the traditional Level I inspections.
Overdrive spent some time with the Mississippi Department of Transportation at the westbound Kewanee weigh station on I-20/59 as Roadcheck 2016 kicked off Tuesday morning, ...
During 2016’s inspection spree, inspectors placed 21.5 percent of trucks inspected out of service, along with 3.4 percent of drivers, or 9,080 trucks and 1,436 drivers. A total of 62,796 inspections were performed during the event, according to CVSA, and 42,236 of them were Level I inspections, the most comprehensive. Brakes and hours were the top out-of-service violations in 2016.
CVSA offers resources for drivers and fleets, including a list of things inspectors are looking for during inspections, which can be found here.