CVSA’s International Roadcheck set for June 4-6

Posted on April 10th, 2019

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has set this year’s International Roadcheck for June 4-6. During this 72-hour period, CVSA-certified inspectors will primarily be conducting North American Standard Level I inspections, which is a 37-step procedure that examines the driver and the mechanical fitness of his or her vehicle.

Each year, the CVSA emphasizes a specific category of violations, and this year’s will be steering and suspension systems.

“When it comes to safety, steering and suspension are critical,” said Aim Director of Purchasing & Training Chris Disantis. “The suspension carries your load, but it also maintains the vehicle’s stability in braking situations. Furthermore, it controls the tire’s footprint to the road, which, when maintained properly, also controls steering functionality, braking and, most importantly, safety.”

In some cases, inspectors may choose to perform the Level II Walk-Around Driver/Vehicle Inspection, Level III Driver/Credential/Administrative Inspection or Level V Vehicle-Only Inspection. (For information on what’s involved in each inspection level, click here.)

Remember: Critical violations found by inspectors can land a vehicle (or driver) in out-of-service status, meaning the driver and/or vehicle will not be allowed back on the road until identified issues are corrected.

During the Roadcheck, if no critical violations are found, then the inspector will place a CVSA decal, indicating the vehicle passed inspection.

“One of the things we really take pride in at Aim is when a vehicle comes in, whether for routine maintenance or repairs, it won’t leave without being fully compliant with current regulations,” said Aim Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing Matt Svancara. “This means, for example, our full-service lease customers always have the peace of mind knowing their vehicles won’t be placed out of service, avoiding those costly interruptions to business.”

The CVSA’s International Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world, with roughly 17 trucks and buses inspected every minute across the U.S., Canada and Mexico during the three-day event. Since beginning in 1988, more than 1.6 million inspections have been conducted during these annual events.

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