Roadcheck inspection blitz running this week

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Updated Jun 3, 2015
CVSA published this tip sheet for carriers and drivers in preparation for this year’s Roadcheck. Click the photo or here to see the full pdf.CVSA published this tip sheet for carriers and drivers in preparation for this year’s Roadcheck. Click the photo or here to see the full pdf.

Roadcheck, the annual inspection blitz done by a joint effort of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and others, is taking place Tuesday-Thursday.

Roughly 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.

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

Last year’s Roadcheck, which also took place in early June, resulted in a vehicle out-of-service rate of 18.7 percent and a driver out-of-service rate of 4.8 percent. Also in 2014, more than 72,000 drivers and vehicles were inspected

CVSA has on its site resources for drivers and fleets. Here’s a link to the nine top things inspectors will be looking for. And here’s CVSA’s checklist for drivers.