The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) annual International Roadcheck is just around the corner. The 72-hour enforcement event is set to take place Tuesday, May 17 through Thursday, May 19.
At Oakley, we are all about safety and making sure our drivers are happy. Each team member in our Oakley Family plays an important role in keeping our equipment in tip-top shape so we can keep moving and stay on the road. Oakley Transport Director of Safety, Kelly McDowell says, “Safe and efficient productivity is the name of the game in trucking.”, which is why we take the annual CVSA International Roadcheck very seriously.
This year, inspectors will pay close attention to wheel-end compliance, which includes the wheels, hubs and tires on a commercial motor vehicle. According to the CVSA, these violations historically account for one quarter of the vehicle out-of-service violations discovered during International Roadcheck.
In addition to wheel-end compliance, inspectors will be looking for any critical vehicle inspection item violations, such as coupling devices, tires, wheels, windshield wipers, and brake systems. Non-compliant vehicles will be placed out of service and those trucks will not be able to be legally be operated until the issues are corrected.
Inspectors will also be on the lookout for proper seat belt usage and visual signs of fatigue or drug/alcohol abuse or impairment. Drivers should make sure to get plenty of rest and to follow all of the rules of the road.
Some of the top things inspectors will be looking at during inspection of wheel-end compliance are:
For a complete list of 2022 Roadcheck Focus Area items, visit the CVSA website here https://www.cvsa.org/programs/international-roadcheck/focus-area/.
With this year’s Roadcheck just a month away, now is the time to prepare and ensure that we are all operating as compliantly as possible.
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