The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual International Roadcheck inspection blitz will be held May 5-7. During the 72-hour ramp-up in enforcement, inspectors will include a special focus on “driver requirements” — CDLs, medical cards, seat belts, records of duty status and ELD compliance.
The inspection spree usually takes place the first week in June, but CVSA says it moved it up a month to May, “when the weather may be more favorable for some jurisdictions.”
While the focus of the inspections will be on driver qualifications, inspectors will still mostly be conducting full 37-point North American Standard Level I inspections during the three-day blitz.
During the vehicle portion of the inspection, law enforcement will be checking brake systems, cargo securement, driveline components, exhaust systems, frames, fuel systems, lights, steering, suspension, tires and more.
If no critical violations are found, inspectors will apply a CVSA decal to the truck, indicating it has passed a decal-eligible inspection conducted by a CVSA-certified inspector.
Last year, more than 12,000 trucks and 2,700 drivers were placed out-of-service during the 72-hour inspection spree. The top OOS violations for drivers during 2019’s Roadcheck were hours of service (1,179 OOS violations, or 37.2% of the total), wrong class license (714 OOS violations, or 22.5%), and false logs (467 OOS violations, or 14.7%).