Roadcheck postponed as coronavirus pandemic continues

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The novel coronavirus pandemic has put the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance‘s (CVSA) annual International Roadcheck inspection blitz out of service – at least temporarily.

The agency announced Wednesday it will postpone the event, which was set for May 5-7, to later in the year. New dates for the enforcement campaign have not yet been decided.

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While Roadcheck has been delayed, CVSA noted that roadside inspections and traffic enforcement will continue as normal.

“As we urgently respond to this time-sensitive crisis, we must remain diligent and committed to ensuring that the commercial motor vehicles and drivers providing essential goods and services to our communities are following motor carrier safety regulations,” said CVSA President Sgt. John Samis with the Delaware State Police. “Safety doesn’t take a break. It is always our top priority.”

When it’s rescheduled, this year’s Roadcheck will focus on driver compliance, notably electronic logging devices and hours of service, but also medical cards, CDLs, seat belt use and more. Inspectors will also be making standard checks of lights, brakes and other equipment.

Roadcheck is the only enforcement blitz to be postponed so far, CVSA said, with Operation Safe Driver Week still scheduled for July 12-18 and Brake Safety Week still set for Aug. 23-29.