Get Ready for the 2020 CVSA International Roadcheck
September 2, 2020
This year’s event focuses on the driver requirements component of a roadside inspection.
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) International Roadcheck is a 72-hour high-volume, high-visibility inspection and enforcement initiative. During this three-day period, CVSA-certified inspectors in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. conduct commercial motor vehicle and driver inspections. These inspections take place at weigh or inspection stations, at designated fixed locations or as part of roving mobile patrols. Over that time frame, law enforcement personnel will inspect commercial motor vehicles for compliance with federal regulations and utilize the North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria to identify critical inspection item violations.
2020 Area of Focus
International Roadcheck places emphasis on a specific category of violations each year. This year’s focus is on the driver requirements component of a roadside inspection. 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.
Be Prepared with CVSA’s Driver Requirements Flyer
CVSA created an informational flyer for download to help drivers be prepared for this year’s International Roadcheck. The flyer includes:
Violations that render the commercial motor vehicle driver unqualified to drive and will preclude further operation of the vehicle by its driver for a specified amount of time or for some violations, until the required condition is met.
The top 10 driver-related violations found during driver roadside inspections in fiscal 2019, including the total number of driver inspections, driver violations and out-of-service driver conditions.
A list of what inspectors will check the following during the driver interview of a roadside inspection