The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 30th annual International Roadcheck will take place on June 6 – 8, 2017.
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. Since its inception, more than 1.5 million roadside inspections have been conducted.
Emphasis for 2017: Cargo Securement
Officers will be doing full Level 1 inspections – a 37-step procedure that includes an examination of both driver operating requirements and vehicle mechanical fitness. While checking for compliance with safe cargo securement regulations is always part of roadside inspections, CVSA is highlighting cargo securement safety this year as a reminder of its importance to highway safety.
Drivers will be:
- Asked to provide license, hours-of-service documentation, motor carrier registration and shipping 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, driveline/driveshaft, exhaust systems, frames, fuel systems, lighting devices (required lamps), steering mechanisms, suspensions, tires, van and open-top trailer bodies, wheels, rims and hubs, and windshield wipers.
In conjunction with the CVSA, the Canada Cartage Safety & Compliance teams will be out doing spot check inspections and job site observations across the country.