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CVSA’s International Roadcheck Starts This Week

CVSA’s International Roadcheck Starts This Week

Get ready, truckers! The CVSA’s International Roadcheck starts this week!

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck runs from May 14 – 16. The annual check always chooses special areas of focus. This year’s will be tractor protection systems and controlled substance and alcohol possession.

According to CVSA, “Controlled substance and alcohol possession/use remains a significant concern for motor carriers, drivers and the general public. The number of prohibited drivers listed in the U.S. Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse (DACH) has been increasing. This alarming trend poses a threat to all motorists who travel on roadways throughout North America.

This year’s International Roadcheck will serve as a reminder to motor carriers to establish and strictly enforce clear policies to prevent controlled substance and alcohol possession or use in the workplace.”

CVSA also said the following about the tractor protection systems check, “By focusing on the tractor protection systems, International Roadcheck aims to increase awareness for drivers, motor carriers, technicians and enforcement personnel of these critically important vehicle components; specifically, the tractor protection valve, trailer supply valve and anti-bleed back valve, which may be overlooked during trip and roadside inspections.”

During this week’s vehicle check, CVSA inspectors will conduct Level I inspections to make sure that systems such as brake systems, cargo securement, coupling devices, driveline/driveshaft components, driver’s seat, fuel and exhaust systems, frames, lighting devices, steering mechanisms, suspensions, tires, wheels, rims, hubs, and windshield wipers are up to code with regulation. Trucks that pass inspection will receive a CVSA decal, valid for 3 months. Vehicles that do not pass will not be allowed to operate until the issues are corrected.

For more information about this year’s CVSA check, visit their website or check out this informational flier.

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