The largest truck inspection blitz in the world is almost here. Roadcheck 2019 will take place from June 4th through June 6th throughout North America.
During International Roadcheck, tens of thousands of inspections will be performed. If recent years are any indication, over 65,000 trucks will be inspected. During those inspections over 10,000 trucks and 2,000 drivers will be placed out of service.
Every year, Roadcheck inspectors pay extra close attention to a single aspect of truck safety. According to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), this year’s focus will be steering and suspension systems.
But that doesn’t mean that other issues will be ignored. According to CVSA President, Chief Jay Thompson of the Arkansas Highway Police, most inspections will be the full 37-step Level I inspection.
“Aside from the increased inspections, we are not doing anything differently than any other day,” said Chief Thompson. “The inspections performed during International Roadcheck are the same inspections that are conducted the day before International Roadcheck starts and the day after it concludes, as well as any other day of the year.”
For more information on Roadcheck, check out the CVSA website here.