It’s about that time again…Roadcheck 2019 is almost here! The question is: are you ready? If not, it’s time to start preparing your fleet for this year’s International Roadcheck from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) taking place from June 4-6, 2019. This year, the special area of focus will be on steering and suspension systems.
Although inspectors primarily conduct level-1 inspections, each year CVSA identifies one area to focus on in an effort to increase awareness. Last year’s focus was on ELD compliance and this year, it’s a more mechanical approach. “Steering and suspension are safety critical systems for any commercial motor vehicle,” said CVSA President Chief Jay Thompson with the Arkansas Highway Police. “Not only do they support the heavy loads carried by trucks and buses, but they also help maintain stability and control under acceleration and braking, keeping the vehicle safely on the road. Furthermore, they keep tires in alignment, reducing chances of uneven tire wear and possible tire failure, and they maximize the contact between the tires and the road to provide steering stability and good handling.”
This year, preparation will be more important than ever in order to make sure your fleet is compliant with all safety requirements and Dickinson Fleet Services can help! All violations are very preventable with routine maintenance and preventive care for your fleet. If you have any concerns about your fleet’s health in general, especially as it relates to steering and suspension, be sure to reach out by contacting us online or calling 855-DFS-4111.
CVSA Roadcheck Inspection Overview
The inspections that take place during the Roadcheck are primarily North American Standard Level-1 inspection. This is a 37-step procedure which includes driver inspection and vehicle fitness. It is widely considered as one of the most thorough inspections out there.
During the inspection, drivers may have to provide following:
- Driver’s license
- Hours-of-Service documentation
- Shipping documentation
- Motor carrier registration
- Medical examiner’s certificate
- Hazardous material paperwork
Additionally, inspectors will be checking things such as tires, brakes, lights, fuel systems, frames, windshield wipers, wheels and much more. Drivers will be asked to provide their operating credentials and hours-of-service documentation and will be checked for seat belt usage. Inspectors will also be attentive to apparent alcohol and/or drug impairment.
Have Questions or Need Help?
Contact us online or call 855-DFS-4111
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International Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world, with around 17 trucks and buses inspected, on average, every minute in Canada, the United States and Mexico during a 72-hour period. Since its inception in 1988, more than 1.6 million roadside inspections have been conducted during International Roadcheck campaigns.