The International Roadcheck 2018 will take place on June 5-7. Last year during this nationwide event, over 62,000 inspections were conducted!
How confident are you that your drivers and vehicles will pass a roadside inspection during the International Roadchecks?
According to The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), CMV inspectors will primarily perform North American Standard Level I Inspections during the event –an examination of both driver operating requirements and vehicle mechanical fitness.
The vehicle inspection includes checking brake systems, cargo securement, coupling devices, driveline/driveshaft components, exhaust systems, frames, fuel systems, lighting devices, steering mechanisms, suspensions, tires, van and open-top trailer bodies, wheels, rims and hubs, and windshield wipers. Additional items for buses include emergency exits, electrical cables and systems in the engine and battery compartments, and seating.
“Although the electronic logging device (ELD) rule that went into effect on December 18, 2017, does not change any of the underlying hours-of-service rules or exceptions, the ELD mandate placed a spotlight on hours-of-service compliance,” said CVSA President Capt. Christopher Turner of the Kansas Highway Patrol. “We thought this year would be a perfect opportunity to focus on the importance of the hours-of-service regulations.”
A couple of things I’d like to highlight for you to prepare you for the International Roadcheck:
- The emphasis this year is hours of service. However, violations and out-of-service orders can be handed out for non-compliant brake systems, cargo securement, coupling devices, and more
- 32% of drivers who were found out of compliance were removed from roadways due to violations (think about the loss of revenue for employers or the contracts that will be put in jeopardy)
- In this 72 hour inspection period, on average 17 trucks/buses will be inspected every minute
At Anastasi Insurance Agency, we HAVE resources to help you avoid any violations (vehicle inspection checklists,Guides to DOT vehicle inspection levels, logbook guides etc). We encourage you to contact us to discuss this more.