The dates for this year’s International Roadcheck have been set for May 17-19, and the focus will be on wheel ends, as stated by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA).
The International Roadcheck is an initiative for the inspection and enforcement of commercial motor vehicles. It lasts for three days and focuses primarily on high visibility and volume. Inspectors of commercial motor vehicles in the United States of America, Canada, and Mexico will conduct North American Standard Inspections. Commercial motor vehicles and drivers will weigh at inspection stations, on roving patrols, and at temporary inspection sites. These inspections will be conducted in English.
The CVSA dedicates its attention to a different facet of roadside inspections on an annual basis. Wheel ends will be the primary focus of attention this year. Wheel end components are essential to the braking system of commercial motor vehicles. They ensure vehicle stability and consistent driver control. It also provides support for the enormous weights that the vehicles carry. In the past, violations involving wheel end components accounted for approximately one quarter of the vehicle out-of-service violations. Furthermore, previous International Roadcheck data consistently identified violations involving wheel end components as a top 10 violation.
The North American Standard Inspection Program procedures are the uniform inspection steps, processes, and standards that were established to ensure consistency in compliance, inspections, and enforcement. Commercial motor vehicle inspectors examine large trucks and motorcoaches as well as the driver’s documentation and credentials during the International Roadcheck. Inspectors identify critical out-of-service violations by using the North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria established by the CVSA. If an inspector discovers one of these violations, they are required to restrict the driver’s or vehicle’s ability to travel. Necessary repairs must be made prior to allowing a vehicle to re-enter the population.
A CVSA decal may be awarded to a vehicle if it has successfully completed a North American Standard Level I or Level V Inspection. In most cases, a vehicle that has a CVSA sticker that is still valid will not be subject to re-inspection during the last three months of the decal’s validity. Instead, inspectors will concentrate their efforts on vehicles that do not have a CVSA decal.
“We want every vehicle on our roadways to be in proper working order for the safety of the driver. For the safety of everyone traveling on our roadways,” said CVSA President Capt. John Broers with the South Dakota Highway Patrol. “We want every vehicle to be in proper working order for the safety of the driver. For the safety of everyone traveling on our roadways.”
During International Roadcheck, law enforcement personnel will conduct inspections in accordance with the health and safety protocols established by their respective departments. This is being done in consideration of COVID-19 as well as the health and safety of commercial motor vehicle inspectors and drivers.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration of the United States of America, the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, Transport Canada, the Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications, and Transportation of Mexico are all participants in the International Roadcheck program that is run by the CVSA.
How Should You Prepare for 2022 International Roadcheck?
The North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria is the criteria that determines whether or not an inspection is successful. The criteria are meant to be used for determining which infractions are the most serious. Because of these infractions, the driver, the vehicle, and/or the cargo will not be allowed to operate until the condition(s) or defect(s) can be rectified or repaired.
- Purchase the 2022 International Roacheck criteria handbook
- Learn about recent changes and updates to the International Roadcheck criteria
We at Sugar Creek Transportation take safety seriously. International Roadcheck is of the utmost importance to us, our drivers, and of course our customers. In fact, if you are a truck driver looking to work for a reputable company, inquiring about International Roadcheck is something you should most definitely take into consideration. Our participation in this program is our way of showing care for the safety of everyone around us.
Compliance, safety, and regulatory initiatives are part of who we are as a company. We pride ourselves on ensuring that we can serve our customers in addition to operating under applicable rules and regulations. When seeking a cargo and freight transportation company, it’s important to question safety and regulatory compliance. It’s one way to find out the true colors of a trucking company.
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