Preparing for annual CVSA North American Roadcheck, June 4-6

The annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) International Roadcheck in North America (United States, Canada, Mexico) will be June 4-6, with the focus on steering and suspensions.

DSC Logistics understands the seriousness of Roadcheck and is ready for the inspection period. “Our aim is to use the best providers in the transportation market,” said Ken Heller, DSC’s Chief Transportation Officer. “We are prepared and remain vigilant this week as we expect disruption, and we will respond quickly and appropriately.”

During the days of Roadcheck, CVSA-certified inspectors conduct a North American Standard Level I Inspection, a 37-step process including an exam of driver operating requirements and vehicle fitness, or a Level II walk-around driver/vehicle inspection, Level III driver/credential/administrative inspection, or Level V vehicle-only inspection. The inspections are primarily Level I.

Since the International Roadcheck began in 1988, more than 1.6 million inspections have been conducted each year. According to the CVSA, approximately 17 trucks and buses are inspected on average every minute during the annual event.

In 2018, according to J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc., 67, 603 roadside inspections were conducted, and of the Level I inspections conducted, 21.6% were placed out of service. Driver out-of-service rate was 3.9% of all vehicle inspections conducted, and 43.7% of all driver out-of-service condition were for hours of service.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, Transport Canada, and Ministry of Communications and Transportation of Mexico participate in CSVA’s International Roadcheck.