Even though truck drivers across North America just went through Operation Safe Driver Week a month ago, there’s another one to look out for. CVSA’s Roadcheck was postponed in March due to COVID-19. It has now been rescheduled for September 9-11th.
Despite both the number of new infections and the death toll due to COVID-19 being significantly higher now than they were back in March, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has decided to hold the 3-day enforcement blitz in September.
“Although the coronavirus pandemic, understandably, shifted priorities and personnel during the spring, the commercial motor vehicle law enforcement community has reasserted its focus on the roadside inspection program and enforcement duties,” said CVSA President Sgt. John Samis of the Delaware State Police according to a CVSA press release.
Every year, International Roadcheck brings three days of increased CMV enforcement and inspections across the continent. This year’s focus will be on the “driver requirements” portion of an inspection. Drivers and their vehicles will be the targets of tens of thousands of 37-step Level I inspections.
It is not clear how the pandemic will affect inspection rates, but last year, CMV enforcement officers conducted 67,072 inspections total. Of those, 45,568 were Level I inspections.