Annual Roadcheck Inspection Blitz Starting June 2nd

Annual Roadcheck Inspection Blitz Starting June 2nd

DSCN0161Here comes the Roadcheck, the annual inspection blitz.  It is a joint effort of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and others, is set to take place starting tomorrow June 2nd and continuing through June 4th.

About 10,000 inspectors from state, local and federal enforcement agencies will  perform nearly 70,000 inspections on trucks and buses over the 72-hour period.  They will be stationed at 1,500 inspection points around North America.

Cargo securement will be this year’s special emphasis, though inspectors will still be primarily performing the full 37-step Level I inspections — the most thorough inspection — throughout the week.

In early June of 2014, the Roadcheck resulted in a vehicle out-of-service rate of 18.7 percent and a driver out-of-service rate of 4.8 percent.   Also last year over 72,000 drivers and vehicles were inspected.

CVSA has on its site resources for owner operators and fleet drivers.  Here are  9 top things inspectors look for:  brakes, coupling devices, lighting, securement of cargo, steering, suspension, plus tires, wheels, rims and hubs.