International Roadcheck is coming: this cheat sheet gets you ready

April 2, 20210

A major 72-hour International Roadcheck will take place in a few weeks.

This year International Roadcheck is set for May 4–6 throughout Canada, Mexico and the U.S. Inspectors will conduct tens of thousands CMV and drivers during three days.

“CVSA shares the dates of International Roadcheck in advance to remind motor carriers and drivers of the importance of proactive vehicle maintenance and driver readiness,” said CVSA President Sgt. John Samis with the Delaware State Police.

This year inspectors will pay extra attention to Hours of Service violations and lighting violations.

According to CVSA, also will be checked:

  • Vehicle’s brake systems
  • Cargo securement
  • Coupling devices
  • Driveline/driveshaft components
  • Driver’s seat
  • Exhaust systems and frames
  • Fuel systems
  • Lighting devices
  • Steering mechanisms
  • Suspensions and tires
  • Van and open-top trailer bodies
  • Wheels and rims
  • Hubs and windshield wipers

Vehicles that successfully pass the inspection will receive a CVSA decal. Those vehicles are not re-inspected for three months after the check.

International Roadcheck is the largest annual CVSA program with participation by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, Transport Canada, and Mexico’s Ministry of Communications and Transportation and its National Guard.


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