Reminder: This week’s Roadcheck to emphasize steering, suspension
Posted June 3, 2019
Motor carriers are reminded that the annual North America International Roadcheck takes place this week, June 4-6.
Commercial motor vehicle inspectors will conduct inspections on commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) and drivers during the 72-hour period, with a special emphasis on steering and suspension systems.
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) inspectors will conduct Level 1 inspections that include an examination of driver operating requirements and vehicle mechanical fitness.
Inspection items include:
- Brake systems,
- Cargo securement,
- Coupling devices,
- Driver's seats,
- Exhaust systems,
- Fuel systems,
- Steering mechanisms,
- Trailer bodies,
- Wheels and components, and
- Windshield wipers.
Bus and motorcoach inspections will also include emergency exits, electrical cables, engine and battery components, and seats.
Drivers will also be required to provide their commercial driver's license (CDL), medical examiner's certificate and skill performance evaluation certificate (if applicable), record of duty status, and proof of annual vehicle inspection.
In 2018, CMV enforcement personnel conducted more than 67,000 roadside inspections on large trucks and buses during Roadcheck, resulting in nearly 12,000 vehicles placed out of service (OOS) and more than 2,600 drivers with OOS conditions.
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