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.