Due to the pandemic, the CVSA Postponed the planned International Roadcheck 2020, which had been scheduled for May, two months earlier than the June date that CVSA has traditionally held this safety blitz. The CVSA made this announcement back in March, 2020. If you thought you escaped the blitz this year, think again. The CVSA has now rescheduled the event to take place September 9-11, 2020
International Roadcheck is a 72-hour high-volume, high-visibility inspection and enforcement initiative when CVSA-certified inspectors in Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. conduct commercial motor vehicle and driver inspections at weigh or inspection stations, at designated fixed locations or as part of roving mobile patrols. During this three-day safety blitz, law enforcement will be inspecting commercial vehicles to ensure compliance with federal safety regulations, utilizing the North American Standard Out Of Service Criteria to identify critical safety inspection violations.
Every year, International Roadcheck places special emphasis on a specific category of violations. This year, the focus will be on the driver requirements. According to the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) data, of the approximately 3.36 million inspections conducted in 2019, 952,938 driver violations were discovered, of which 199,722 were out-of-service conditions.
On average, 15 trucks or buses are inspected every minute across The United States, Canada, and Mexico during this annual three day safety blitz. With just over a week until the safety blitz begins, be sure to conduct a thorough inspection of your fleet’s equipment, or have a well qualified technician perform the inspections. You don’t want to be “that guy or gal” who gets tagged for an inspection due to something as simple as rolling across a scale with a light burned out.