June 6th through 8th is sure to be an interesting time. The CVSA will be conducting its 30th annual International Roadcheck. Make sure that all your tags are properly showing their load limits and that everything is strapped down correctly. They will be checking everything from brake systems, cargo securement, coupling devices, driveline/driveshaft, exhaust systems and more. This year the CVSA will have a heavy focus on cargo securement. That was also the focus in the 2015 Roadcheck and more than 2,000 citations were issued.
Inspectors from the CVSA will primarily be conducting the North American Standard Level I Inspection, which is the most thorough roadside inspection. It is a 37-step procedure that includes an examination of both driver operating requirements and vehicle mechanical fitness. International Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world, with nearly 17 trucks or buses inspected, on average, every minute in Canada, the United States and Mexico during a 72-hour period. Since its inception, more than 1.5 million roadside inspections have been conducted during International Roadcheck campaigns.
THINGS TO REMEMBER
- In Canada, any sort of damage to the strap such as cuts or wears is a violation.
- Knots are not acceptable! Tie downs along with other securing devices must be secure.
- Make the tag visible! If it is not visible, it’s out of service.
- Always use a rated strap as your main source of cargo securement.
Interested in learning more. Call one of the below locations today.
TARPSTOP TOLEDO, OH
12000 WILLIAMS RD
PERRYSBURG, OH 43551
TARPSTOP TAYLOR, MI
7800 BEECH DALY RD
TAYLOR, MI 48180
TARPSTOP GARY, IN
6801 MELTON RD
GARY, IN 46403