Two weeks left to prepare for CVSA’s Roadcheck

Two weeks left to prepare for CVSA’s Roadcheck

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual International Roadcheck inspection spree will be held in two weeks, June 6-8, across North America.

CVSA plans the 72-hour event each summer to “conduct compliance, enforcement and educational initiatives.”

Inspectors will primarily be conducting CVSA Level I inspections, the most thorough inspection, throughout the three-day event. While cargo securement is a typical part of a Level I inspection, enforcement officials will be taking a closer look during Roadcheck.

CVSA offers some tips for drivers to avoid cargo securement violations. Violations include failure to prevent shifting/loss of cargo, failure to secure truck equipment, damaged tie-downs, insufficient tie-downs and loose tie-downs. CVSA says to make sure the load and all equipment is properly secured, and to inspect tie-downs to check for wear and damage.

To help drivers and carriers prepare for the event, Kinedyne will host a free cargo securement regulations webinar next Tuesday, May 30, from 2-3 p.m. Eastern.

Brake system and brake adjustment violations are typically the highest out-of-service violations found during Roadcheck each year, CVSA says.

According to the group, an average of 15 trucks and buses are inspected every minute across North America during the 72-hour event. During 2016’s inspection spree, inspectors placed 21.5 percent of trucks inspected out of service, along with 3.4 percent of drivers, or 9,080 trucks and 1,436 drivers.