Roadcheck inspection blitz out of service due to coronavirus pandemic, for now

Updated Mar 26, 2020
CVSA’s annual International Roadcheck has been postponed to later in the year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.CVSA’s annual International Roadcheck has been postponed to later in the year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has put its annual International Roadcheck inspection blitz out of service, at least temporarily, due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The group announced Wednesday it has decided to postpone the event, which was set for May 5-7, to later in the year. New dates for the blitz have not yet been decided.

CVSA notes that while Roadcheck has been delayed, roadside inspections and traffic enforcement will continue as normal.

“As we urgently respond to this time-sensitive crisis, we must remain diligent and committed to ensuring that the commercial motor vehicles and drivers providing essential goods and services to our communities are following motor carrier safety regulations,” says CVSA President Sgt. John Samis with the Delaware State Police. “Safety doesn’t take a break. It is always our top priority.”

When it’s rescheduled, this year’s Roadcheck will focus on driver compliance, notably electronic logging devices and hours of service, but also medical cards, CDLs, seat belt use and more. Inspectors will also be making standard checks of lights, brakes and other equipment.

Roadcheck is the only enforcement blitz to be postponed so far, CVSA says, with Operation Safe Driver Week still scheduled for July 12-18 and Brake Safety Week still set for Aug. 23-29.

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