Be Prepared To Stop June 4-6
Attention Owner Operators! Steering and suspension systems will get special attention during this year’s Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's (CVSA) International Roadcheck, which will take place June 4-6, 2019. International Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program of commercial motor vehicles in the world, with nearly 17 trucks or buses inspected, on average, every minute in the United States, Canada, and Mexico over the three-day period.
During the event, inspectors will primarily conduct the North American Standard Level I Inspections, a 37-step procedure that includes an examination of both driver operating requirements and vehicle mechanical fitness. Commercial vehicle drivers will need to provide all operating credentials such as their driver’s license and endorsements, medical examiner’s certificate, hours-of-service documentation and record of duty status (RODS) per Part 395, 49 CFR 395.8(a). Additionally, drivers will be checked for seat belt usage, and enforcement officers will be looking for any signs of sickness, fatigue and alcohol and/or drug impairment.
If an inspector finds no critical inspection item violations during an inspection, a CVSA decal will be applied to the vehicle, indicating that the vehicle successfully passed a decal-eligible inspection. If critical inspection items violations are found, an inspector may render the driver or vehicle out of service if the condition meets the North American Out-of-Service Criteria. This means that the driver cannot operate the vehicle until the violation(s) are corrected.
Make sure your rig is ready for International Roadcheck, by reviewing the following resources:
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