What is the CVSA International Roadcheck Program?
CVSA’s International Roadcheck is an annual inspection program that spreads across a 72-hour period. During this period, inspectors conduct an increased amount of commercial vehicle inspections. In fact, as per the data shared by CVSA, approximately 17 vehicles are inspected every minute in the 72-hour period.
What’s the Focus of International Roadcheck 2017?
This year, in 2017, the special focus will be on cargo securement. Although cargo securement has always been an important part of these roadside inspections, CVSA is going to highlight it this year as a reminder of its importance to highway safety.
Not Just Cargo Securement
It’s especially important to note that Roadcheck covers all categories. Last year’s special emphasis was on tire safety, but after more than 62,000 inspections of vehicles—including dry vans, reefers, flatbeds, and other regulated transporters—violations ran the gamut, from vehicle and equipment issues to hours-of-service and other driver problems. As a direct result, 21.5 percent of inspected vehicles (13,300 total) and 3.4 percent of drivers were placed out of service. The most common violations? Brakes, hours-of-service, and false logs.
Not Just Carriers
During Roadcheck, shippers should expect slower transit times due to inspection delays and out-of-service penalties throughout North America. Some operators will also stay home from June 6 to June 8 (history shows they do), further decreasing capacity and causing spikes in spot market rates for the week. Planning ahead is advised.
4 Tips to Pass the CVSA Roadcheck 2017
- Keep Documents Updated and Available
- Know the Cargo Securement Regulations
- Properly Secure Loads and Equipment
- Inspection for Wear and Damage
Thousands of commercial vehicles will be inspected from June 6 to June 8, 2017. It is up to you to make sure that you are fully prepared for the CVSA International Roadcheck 2017.
To make sure you’re prepared for CVSA International Roadcheck, 2017, visit http://cvsa.org for more information, and where the complete 2017 North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria Handbook and Pictorial is available for purchase.