By Joseph McDevitt

Category: Logistics, News

When is the CVSA’s International Roadcheck Event Scheduled?

North American Standard Inspection Procedures

Every year during the CVSA’s International Roadcheck event, tens of thousands of inspections are carried out. Roadcheck 2024 is scheduled for May 14-16.

Inspectors rigorously examine commercial motor vehicles and drivers, adhering to the CVSA North American Standard Inspection Procedures, alongside the CVSA North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria and the relevant safety regulations in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

CVSA's Roadcheck 2024

Roadcheck 2024 is scheduled for May 14-16th

The spotlight for this year’s International Roadcheck will be on:

  1. Controlled Substance and Alcohol Possession
  2. Tractor Protection and Anti-Bleed Back Systems

CVSA’s Enforcement Team Highlight:

In addition to emphasizing the 2024 focus areas, the International Roadcheck campaign aims to:

  1. Affix the CVSA decal to commercial motor vehicles that successfully pass a Level I or Level V Inspection.
  2. Temporarily remove commercial motor vehicles and drivers with out-of-service conditions from our roadways until the issues are resolved.
  3. Further CVSA’s mission to ensure consistency, uniformity, and reciprocity in commercial motor vehicle inspections.
  4. Educate both the industry and the public about the significance of safe commercial motor vehicle operations and the roadside inspection program.
  5. Collect data for later public reporting.
  6. Provide a snapshot of the out-of-service rate within a specific timeframe.
  7. Progress toward the overarching goal of reducing commercial motor vehicle crashes, injuries, and fatalities.

What happened during Roadcheck 2023?

Here are some statistics from the 2023 Roadcheck event:

  • More than 53,847 Level I, II, and III Inspections were carried out in the U.S.
  • The overall vehicle out-of-service rate in the U.S. stood at 19.3%.
  • Among drivers inspected in the U.S., 5.8% were found to be out of service.

What is the CVSA?

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is an international association comprised of government agencies and industry representatives dedicated to enhancing the safety of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) and their operators. Founded in 1980, the CVSA develops and promotes uniformity in commercial motor vehicle safety regulations, standards, and enforcement practices across North America. Through initiatives like the International Roadcheck event, the CVSA conducts roadside inspections to ensure compliance with safety regulations, focusing on areas such as vehicle maintenance, driver qualifications, and cargo securement. Additionally, the CVSA provides training programs, educational resources, and advocacy efforts aimed at reducing crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving commercial vehicles.

Will there be any further CVSA events in 2024?

The CVSA has planned additional events for 2024, including Operation Safe Driver Week scheduled for July 7-13. This annual initiative, designated by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, focuses on improving driving behaviors through educational outreach and robust enforcement tactics spanning Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. It aims to address unsafe trucking practices like speeding, distracted driving, tailgating, and impaired driving, with drivers potentially receiving warnings or citations for violations. Historically, these enforcement weeks have impacted carrier capacity, leading to a modest increase in the cost per mile.

Safety Summary

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