The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 29th annual International Roadcheck will take place on June 7 – 9, 2016.
What is International Roadcheck?
International Roadcheck is the largest targeted commercial vehicle enforcement program in the world, with an average of 17 trucks inspected every minute in Canada, the United States, and Mexico over a 72-hour period. During the three-day event, CVSA inspectors will conduct compliance, enforcement, and educational initiatives targeted at various elements of motor carrier, vehicle, driver, and cargo safety and security.
Emphasis for 2016: Tire Safety
The special focus for 2016 International Roadcheck is tire safety (i.e., measuring tire tread depth, checking tire pressure, ensuring no items are lodged between dual tires, and examining the overall condition of the tire to make sure there are no deep cuts or bulges in the tire sidewalls). While checking tires is always part of the annual roadside inspections, the CVSA is highlighting tire safety this year.
Inspectors will primarily be conducting the North American Standard Level I Inspection – a 37-step procedure that includes an examination of both the driver and vehicle. Drivers will be:
– Asked to provide license, endorsements, medical card, and hours-of-service documentation;
– Checked for seat belt usage and the use of alcohol and/or drugs; and
– Participating in vehicle inspections that include braking systems, securement of cargo, coupling devices, exhaust system, frame, fuel system, lights, steering mechanism, driveline/driveshaft, suspension, tires, van and open-top trailer bodies, wheels and rims, and windshield wipers.