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One month left to prepare for International Roadcheck

The Safety Fitness Determination rule would allow the agency to rely more heavily on roadside inspection data and violation data to determine carriers' safety fitness. Some carrier groups, however, argue the rule's issuance violates provisions of the 2015 FAST Act, which requires reforms to the CSA program.

CVSA’s annual Roadcheck inspection spree is one month away.

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance‘s annual International Roadcheck inspection spree will be held in one month, June 6-8, across North America.

CVSA plans the 72-hour event each summer to “conduct compliance, enforcement and educational initiatives.”

As previously reported, cargo securement will be the main point of emphasis for inspectors this year. While this is a normal part of CVSA’s Level I inspections, the organization says its inspectors will be highlighting cargo securement as a reminder to drivers and fleets of its importance.

CVSA offers cargo securement tips ahead of annual Roadcheck blitz

CVSA offers cargo securement tips ahead of annual Roadcheck blitz

Violations related to load securement include failure to prevent shifting and/or loss of load, failure to secure truck equipment, damaged tie-downs, insufficient tie-downs, and loose ...

To help prevent violations related to load securement during the inspection spree, CVSA says to make sure the load and all equipment is properly secured, and to inspect tie-downs to check for wear and damage.

Violations related to cargo securement include failure to prevent shifting/loss of cargo, failure to secure truck equipment, damaged tie-downs, insufficient tie-downs and loose tie-downs. The group has put together tips and a flyer for cargo securement in advance of the spree.

CVSA says an average of 15 trucks and buses are inspected every minute across North America during the 72-hour event. During 2016’s inspection spree, inspectors placed 21.5 percent of trucks inspected out of service, along with 3.4 percent of drivers, or 9,080 trucks and 1,436 drivers.

Stay Metrics and Luma are offering the trucking industry a complimentary training module on Level 1 inspections and the areas of cargo securement that officers will be targeting.

The online module provides a short, interactive learning and assessment. It will be available during the months of May and June at http://enuggetlearning.com/secure. No login or registration is required.

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