On August 10, 2020, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced that their International Roadcheck is rescheduled. The new date announced was September 9 – 11, 2020. Since this date is quickly approaching, it is critical for all commercial vehicles on the road to reassess and ensure compliance with federal regulations.
As many fleets are just beginning to return to near normal productivity or are just returning to the road after pausing work after the COVID-19 pandemic, compliance must remain a priority.
What Is The CVSA’s International Roadcheck
The International Roadcheck is a thorough inspection of commercial vehicles on the road. These inspections are conducted over a 72-hour high-volume period and enforcement is conducted by inspectors in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. Inspections will be conducted in a variety of settings – in mobile patrols, at fixed locations and weight, or at inspection stations.
What Will Be Checked?
In Canada, law enforcement personnel will conduct motor vehicle and driver inspections. They will leverage standard out-of-service criteria in North America, the National Safe Code and other provincial or territorial regulations to note violations to vehicle or driver compliance.
In the U.S. inspections will use Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations in addition to rules and regulations that are applicable to the commercial motor vehicle sector.
Similarly, in Mexico inspections will review regulations and standards set by the Mexican government.
It is important to note that inspections will review driver and vehicle compliance. For more information review this note released by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance: https://www.cvsa.org/news-entry/2020-rescheduled-roadcheck/
How To Prepare:
While this is not a complete list, here are some important reminders for drivers to have easily accessible while on the road:
- Have ELD documentation ready with a proper understanding of how to display it
- Ensure there are blank paper logs available within the vehicle (it is recommended to have at least eight days worth)
- Have any and all malfunctions properly notes
- Ensure unassigned driving time is annotated or claimed
- Wear seat belts
- Remain professional with inspectors
- Keep vehicles clean and tidy
Drivers should also have their driver’s license, skill performance evaluation certificate, medical examiners certificate, driver’s record of duty status, as well as any other supporting documentation that may be relevant.
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