CVSA International Roadcheck 2016 will take place June 7-9, 2016

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) 29th Annual International Roadcheck will take place on June 7-9, 2016. Approximately 10,000 CVSA-certified local, state, provincial, territorial and federal inspectors in jurisdictions across North America will perform large truck and bus safety inspections.

Roadcheck

Each year, International Roadcheck places particular emphasis on a category of violations. This year will be the year of tire safety, which will include the following:

  • Measuring tire tread depth
  • Checking the tire pressure
  • Checking to make sure no items are lodged between dual tires
  • Examining the overall condition of the tire to ensure no deep cuts or bulges exist in the sidewalls

CVSA Tips for Avoiding Tire Violations

Of course, checking vehicle tires is always a part of roadside inspections; the CVSA continues to highlight the important test as a reminder to drivers and carriers. This tire inspection is in addition to the 37-step North American Standard Level I Inspection, one of the most rigorous roadside inspection procedures that examines not only the vehicle but also the driver.

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International Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world. Nearly 75,000 inspections take place each year during the inspection spree. On average, it inspects 17 trucks or buses every minute in Canada, the United States, and Mexico during its 72-hour window. During the annual three-day event, CVSA-certified inspectors conduct compliance, enforcement and educational initiatives targeted at various elements of motor carrier, vehicle and driver safety.

In last year’s Roadcheck, 1,623 drivers and 9,732 vehicles were found with out-of-service violations, the lowest rate since 1991.

Call or stop by our Service Department at the location nearest you for more information on the CVSA Roadcheck.