CVSA International Roadcheck May 14-16, 2024

05/01/2024 Written by: Andy Engardio

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has scheduled its International Roadcheck for May 14-16, 2024. This event is a key safety initiative across Canada, Mexico, and the United States, focusing on commercial motor vehicle and driver inspections to ensure compliance with regulations.

This year, the spotlight is on tractor protection systems and addressing the critical issue of alcohol and controlled substances among drivers. The event echoes a growing concern over such impairments, underlined by rising figures in the U.S. Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse.

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The Roadcheck acts as a prompt for carriers to uphold strict no-tolerance policies and for drivers to stick to safety and substance regulations. With law enforcement conducting detailed inspections, the initiative also aims to increase awareness and maintenance of critical vehicle components for safer roadways.

Motor Carriers need to be aware of the blitz dates and be ready for an increase in roadsides.

Major violations will stay with Carriers for 36 months and can damage the CSA scores and ISS rating. In contrast, clean inspections can result in a CVSA Decal, which generally means the vehicle will not be reinspected for the next three months it's valid.

We advise our client to spend time ensuring drivers are trained for their Pre-Trip inspection. The extra 10 minutes can save future headaches.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with an AssuredPartners Transportation team member at any time.

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