CVSA’s International Road Check Annual Three-Day Enforcement Event to Take Place June 2-4, 2015

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  1. andre

    andre Medium Load Member

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    Consider yourself warned!!

    The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's (CVSA) 28th annual International Roadcheck will take place June 2-4, 2015. International Roadcheck is a 72-hour period when approximately 10,000 CVSA-certified local, state, provincial and federal inspectors in jurisdictions across North America perform truck and bus inspections.
    International Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world, with nearly 17 trucks or buses inspected, on average, every minute in Canada, the United States and Mexico during a 72-hour period. During the annual three-day event, CVSA-certified inspectors conduct compliance, enforcement and educational initiatives targeted at various elements of motor carrier, vehicle, driver, and cargo safety and security.
    Each year, International Roadcheck places special emphasis on a category of violations. The special emphasis for International Roadcheck 2015 is cargo securement. While checking for compliance with safe loading regulations is always part of roadside inspections, CVSA is highlighting cargo safety as a reminder to drivers and carriers. The proper loading and securing of cargo on vehicles is a matter of public safety. For many types of loads, particularly those that are not sealed or otherwise inaccessible to the driver, regulations require the driver to stop within the first several miles of a trip and recheck the tie downs and other load securing equipment.
    Inspectors will primarily be conducting the North American Standard Level I Inspection, which is the most thorough roadside inspection. It is a 37-step procedure that includes an examination of both the driver and vehicle. Drivers will be asked to provide items such as their license, endorsements, medical card and hours-of-service documentation, and will be checked for seat belt usage and the use of alcohol and/or drugs. The vehicle inspection includes checking items such as the braking system, coupling devices, exhaust system, frame, fuel system, lights, safe loading, steering mechanism, drive line, suspension, tires, van and open-top trailer bodies, wheels and rims, windshield wipers, and emergency exits on buses.
    International Roadcheck is a program of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance with participation by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, Transport Canada and the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (Mexico).
    Since its inception in 1988, roadside inspections conducted during Roadcheck have numbered over 1.4 million, resulting in an estimated 318 lives saved and 5,840 injuries avoided. It also provides an opportunity to educate industry and the general public about the importance of safe commercial vehicle operations and the roadside inspection program.
     
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  3. w.h.o

    w.h.o Road Train Member

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    So just another bright sunny day for me
     
  4. Jerry12

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    Focus for Roadcheck 2015
    This year, the emphasis will be on cargo securement. As well as
    emphasizing the securement regulations during inspections, officers
    will also be checking that drivers are conducting the required enroute
    inspections
    .

    Roadside Inspection Process
    Once an officer has decided to conduct a roadside inspection, he/she will
    make contact with the driver and initiate a driver interview. As far as the
    driver is concerned, the inspection will include a check of the:
    • Driver credentials (Driver’s License/CDL, medical certificate)
    • Driver’s hours-of-service compliance (logbook or electronic logging
    device)
    • Carrier and vehicle credential documents (markings, lease
    agreements, proof of annual inspection, IFTA, IRP, etc.)
    • Shipping papers (bills of lading, HM shipping papers, etc.)

    Common Violations During 2014 Road Check:
    The most common vehicle violations discovered during roadside
    inspections include:
    • Inoperative required light
    • Tire tread depth below 2/32 (non-steering axle tire)
    • Inspection, maintenance, repair (a “catch-all” for vehicle violations)
    • Brake out of adjustment
    • Oil or grease leak
    • Brake hose not secured against damage
    Driver logs and
    medical cards are
    top violation areas.
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    • No current annual inspection
    • Discharged or unsecured fire extinguisher
    • Having a manual slack adjuster when an automatic slack adjuster is
    required (brakes)
    • Cargo securement
    The FMCSA Analysis and Information Resources Online shows that the top
    vehicle violation — by far — at roadside inspections is, “Operating Vehicle
    Not Having the Required Operable Lamps,” for which 564,335 violations
    were written during 2014.
     
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  5. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    I always take the first week in June off.
     
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    Jerry12 Heavy Load Member

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    Myself, im on vacation @ Yellowstone NP. n other spots (vacation time: 30 May. thru 18 Jun.) :biggrin_255:
     
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