Photo: CVSA

Photo: CVSA

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s three-day International Roadcheck inspection event kicks off this week, running from June 6-8 across the U.S. and Canada.

CVSA-certified commercial vehicle inspectors will conduct inspections of commercial vehicles and their drivers. Each year a category of violations is given specific attention, and this year’s focus is on cargo securement.

Inspectors will primarily be conducting the North American Standard level 1 Inspection, which is the most thorough roadside inspection. The inspection is a 37-step procedure that includes an examination of both drivers and vehicle fitness. Drivers must provide items such as a driver’s license, hours-of-service documentation, motor carrier registration, and shipping documentation. They will also be checked for seat belt usage and drug or alcohol use.

On average, nearly 17 trucks or buses will be inspected every minute in Canada, the U.S., and Mexico during the 72-hour period. Since its inception, more than 1.5 million roadside inspections have been conducted during International Roadcheck campaigns.

Roadcheck is a CVSA program with participation by the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, Transport Canada, and the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation in Mexico.

For more information on the program, click here.