CVSA focusing on HOS compliance during this year’s Roadcheck
Posted March 22, 2018
This year’s area of focus for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck (Roadcheck) is hours-of-service (HOS) compliance. The annual enforcement campaign, scheduled June 5-7, 2018, is a 72-hour inspection blitz of commercial motor vehicles (CMV) and drivers in jurisdictions throughout North America.
CVSA-certified CMV inspectors will primarily perform North American Standard Level I Inspections during the event. The procedures for a roadside inspection are the same as any other day of the year, but the likelihood of being stopped for the comprehensive driver and vehicle inspection increases during Roadcheck.
CVSA uses the annual event to emphasize a specific category of violations. Roadcheck 2018 will focus on HOS compliance. It was the top reason drivers were placed out of service during last year’s Roadcheck, according to CVSA. The 2018 event allows enforcement a medium by which to educate drivers on the topic.
“Although the electronic logging device (ELD) rule that went into effect on Dec. 18, 2017, does not change any of the underlying hours-of-service rules or exceptions, the ELD mandate placed a spotlight on hours-of-service compliance,” said CVSA President Capt. Christopher Turner of the Kansas Highway Patrol. “We thought this year would be a perfect opportunity to focus on the importance of the hours-of-service regulations.”
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