International Roadcheck 2023 is This Week, and it's best to be ready. Here is what to expect!
Attention truck and bus drivers! The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has announced the dates for their 2023 International Roadcheck. This year's Roadcheck is scheduled to take place from May 16th to May 18th, and all drivers should be ready and prepared. This year will have a heave focus on the anti-lock braking systems (ABS) and cargo securement.
The CVSA's annual International Roadcheck is the largest inspection and enforcement program in the world, with an average of 17 commercial vehicles being inspected every minute across North America. The event is designed to ensure that all commercial vehicles are operating safely and in compliance with federal regulations.
During this 72-hour event, tens of thousands of CVSA-certified inspectors will be stationed at 1,500 locations across the continent. They will be conducting thorough inspections of commercial vehicles and their drivers to ensure they are in compliance with safety regulations. They will be looking at things like brakes, tires, lights, and other crucial vehicle parts.
During this time, drivers should make sure their vehicles are road-worthy and in compliance with regulations. Make sure all of your lights are functioning properly, tires have proper tread depth, and brakes are in good condition. Conduct a thorough pre-trip inspection before hitting the road.
In addition, ensure that all necessary paperwork is up to date and readily available. This includes driving licenses, medical certificates, and logbooks. CVSA inspectors will be checking these documents during the inspection process.
Drivers should also be prepared for possible delays during this time, as inspectors will be very thorough in their inspections. Make sure that you have enough food and water to last during any potential wait times.
Ultimately, the International Roadcheck is an important initiative aimed at improving road safety. By ensuring that all commercial vehicles are operating safely, we can reduce the number of accidents on our roads and highways. So remember, be prepared, be cautious, and stay safe out there!