1. Roadcheck 2018

    This year the annual International Road check for 2018 has been announced and it will take place from June 5 to June 7. It is a three-day inspection event that happens across North America. According to the CVSA, during the 72-hour period, an average of 15 vehicles are inspected every minute.

    The focus of International Roadcheck 2018

    Although inspectors generally conduct Level-1 inspections, each year the CVSA also puts extra emphasis on specific aspects. In 2016, the special focus was on tires. In 2017, the focus was on cargo securement. This year, the focus is going to be on hours-of-service compliance.

    Things to remember are that AOBRDs are allowed to be used instead of ELDs up until December 2019 if fleets were using them before the 2017 ELD deadline of Dec. 17. And the latest guidance allows a motor carrier that installed and required its drivers to use an AOBRD before Dec. 18, 2017, to install and use a new ELD-capable device that runs compliant AOBRD software until the December 2019 full compliance deadline.

    What Might be Seen in a Level 1 Inspection

    Level-1 inspections are considered the most thorough. It is a 37-step procedure which includes an examination of vehicle-related violations as well as driver compliance and driver-related violations.

    Driver inspection includes:

    • Commercial driver license (CDL)
    • Hours-of-Service (HOS) compliance
    • Medical examiner’s certificate
    • Possible alcohol and drug use
    • Records of duty status (RODS) compliance
    • Seatbelt usage
    • Skill performance evaluation (SPE) certificate
    • Braking, electrical, exhaust, and fuel systems
    • Cargo securement, hazardous material, and cargo tank specification compliance
    • Coupling and lighting device operations
    • Driveline/driveshafts and steering mechanisms
    • Emergency exit and windshield wiper operations
    • Open-top trail
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  2. Roadcheck 2017 and How to Survive

    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.


    - 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.

    12000 WILLIAMS RD
    PERRYSBURG, OH 43551
    Phone: 419-873-7867

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