This May’s Readcheck will be the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world. During the 72 hour period, checks will be carried out on approximately 17 trucks or buses every minute in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

This year, International Roadcheck was moved forward by one month, from June to May, when the weather may be more favorable for many jurisdictions.

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) President Sgt. John Samis said:

“Announcing the dates of International Roadcheck has always been a deliberate, thoughtful and purposeful decision by the Alliance.”

“By announcing the dates in advance, we hope to remind motor carriers of the importance of proactive vehicle maintenance and remind drivers to be prepared for inspections and to always conduct pre- and post-trip inspections. We want every vehicle and driver inspected during this initiative to pass inspection with no violations.”

Driver Focus

With just on 90 days to prepare, the CVSA have given fair warning that their focus will be on driver requirements and vehicle mechanical fitness.
The CVSA-certified inspectors will primarily conduct the North American Standard Level I Inspection covering points such as:

  • valid CDL
  • record of duty status
  • review periodic inspection report(s)
  • medical examiner’s certificate
  • driver’s daily vehicle inspection report
  • seat belt usage
  • no alcohol or drugs

The vehicle inspection includes:

  • brake systems
  • cargo securement
  • coupling devices
  • driveline/driveshaft components
  • exhaust systems
  • fuel systems etc.

You can see the full list here.

Sgt. Samis added,

“We’re aware that some drivers opt to stay off roadways during the three days of International Roadcheck. Although there is certainly an increase in the number of inspections conducted during International Roadcheck, it’s important to remember that inspections are conducted every day of the year. Inspectors will be inspecting commercial motor vehicles the day before International Roadcheck starts, the day after it ends, as well as any other day of the year.”

Keeping us all safe on the roads.