2018 CVSA Roadcheck to Focus on Hours-of-service Compliance
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) annual International Roadcheck will run June 5-7, 2018. During the International Roadcheck, inspectors will conduct the North American Standard Level I Inspection, a 37-step procedure that includes an examination of both driver operating requirements and vehicle mechanical fitness. This year’s blitz will place a special emphasis on hours-of-service compliance.
Over the 72-hour blitz period, commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout North America will inspect commercial motor vehicles and drivers. Drivers are required to provide their driver’s license, hours-of-service documentation, motor carrier registration and shipping documentation. As mentioned above, this year’s roadcheck will focus heavily on hours-of-service compliance.
According to the CVSA, 32 percent of drivers who were placed out of service during last year’s three-day blitz were removed from roadways due to hours-of-service violations. During the blitz, drivers must provide their operating credentials, hours-of-service documentation and will be checked for seatbelt usage. Inspectors will also be on the lookout for any apparent alcohol or drug impairment