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It's time to prepare for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Administration's annual International Roadcheck program! Dates for program enforcement and area of special emphasis have been released. Are you ready?

International Roadcheck

Roadcheck 2.jpg2017 marks the 30th annual International Roadcheck program held by the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Administration (CVSA)!

Even though this program has been running for 30 years, it still catches hundreds of drivers and fleets off guard! Start preparing now to make sure your ready.

 

Here's What You Need to Know

1. Program Overview

International Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program in world (not just North America)! On average, 17 vehicle inspections are conducted every minute. The goal of the program is to encourage the safe operation of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs).

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The International Roadcheck inspection blitz runs over a straight 72-hour period. This year, the program will be taking place from June 6 - 8, 2017

3. Location

The United States, Canada, and Mexico participate in International Roadcheck.
International Roadcheck is a CVSA program with participation by the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, Transport Canada, and the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (Mexico).

dot brake inspection4. Inspection Process

During the program, CVSA-certified commercial motor vehicle (CMV) inspectors will conduct inspections of CMVs and drivers. During International Roadcheck, inspectors typically conduct a Level I - North American Standard Inspection. This is the most in depth roadside inspection with over 37-steps including strict driver and vehicle reviews. 

5. Special Emphasis Area

Every year, the CVSA places a special emphasis on a specific catergory of violation. This year, the program will focus on cargo securement. This area is part of a standard inspection but now, inspectors will be taking a more detailed look. Inspectors are going to be looking to issue the following violations related to cargo securement:

  • Failure to prevent shifting/loss og load
  • Failure to secure truck equipment (targs, dunnage, doors, tailgates, spare tires, etc.)
  • Damaged tie-downs (unacceptable wear on chain or cuts/tears on web straps)
  • Insufficient tie-downs
  • Loose tie-downs

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One of the easiest ways to avoid violations during Internation Roadcheck is to make safety a prioirty for your fleet and drivers.

BigRoad helps make operating safely easier by making driver vehicle inspection reports (DVIRS) a breeze with the BigRoad Mobile App. Download the BigRoad Mobile App for free today! 

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About the Author: Alicia Bedard

Alicia Bedard

Alicia is the Director of Marketing at BigRoad. She is an avid dirt racing fan, thrill seeker, and craft beer aficionado. She likes to spend her free time with her bulldog.