CVSA 2021 International Roadcheck Dates Released

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3 Feb 2021

The annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) International Roadcheck dates, along with inspection details, have been set for May 4-6, 2021.

International Roadcheck is the largest targeted commercial motor vehicle (CMV) inspection blitz in the world with over 12,000 trucks and drivers being put out of service from the 2020 blitz alone. FMCSA participates in this event to promote the regulations set forth for drivers and their vehicles. For seventy-two hours, there are inspections happening every minute with an average of 17 vehicles inspected per minute.

Inspectors will be focusing on critical vehicle inspection items violations. Items such as: vehicle’s brake systems, cargo securement, coupling devices, driveline/driveshaft components, driver’s seat, exhaust systems, frames, fuel systems, lighting devices, steering mechanisms, suspensions, tires, van and open-top trailer bodies, wheels, rims, hubs and windshield wipers will be check to ensure they are compliant with regulations. If any violations are found, the vehicle will be put out of service until the violations have been fixed.

Other elements inspectors will be checking are: driver’s operating credentials, hours-of-service documentation, seat belt usage, and for alcohol and/or drug impairment. Vehicles that with no violations found in the inspection will receive a CVSA decal to show it passed. Drivers who earn this badge treat the decal as gold.

CVSA releases the dates for the annual roadcheck early to allow drivers to get themselves and their vehicle prepared. This is a reminder to be ready for a roadside inspection at all times. While the International Roadcheck is only 72-hours, roadside inspections happen every day of the year to ensure drivers and their vehicles are properly vetted and cared for. This ensures not only the safety of the driver but also the safety of every other driver on the roadways.

Additional information about the International Roadcheck can be found, here.