CVSA International Roadcheck and what you need to know

CVSA International Roadcheck: Everything You Need to Know


It’s that time of year again – the CVSA is holding their annual International Roadcheck Enforcement Event. The 2017 International Roadcheck will be running from June 6th to June 8th. Are you ready for it? Today, we will discuss about CVSA’s International Roadcheck, what information you’ll need, and the hot topic of cargo securement:

CVSA’s International Roadcheck

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is holding their 30th annual International Roadcheck, but what is it? The International Roadcheck is held over a 3-day period, June 6-8, 2017. During this 3-day period, the CVSA-certified inspectors will be running a North American Standard Level 1 inspection, the highest level of inspection. The CVSA stated that the inspection will be a 37-step procedure that includes an examination of both driver operating requirements and vehicle mechanical fitness, so for new drivers, be ready and prepared. Here’s everything you need to know about the materials you need and what will be inspected:


What to Have
  • Driver’s license
  • Hours-of-Service documentation
  • Motor carrier registration
  • Shipping documentation
What Will Be Inspected (Drivers)
  • Seat belt usage
  • The influence of alcohol and/or drugs
What Will Be Inspected (Vehicle)
  • Brake systems
  • Cargo securement
  • Coupling devices
  • Driveline/driveshaft
  • Exhaust systems
  • Frames
  • Fuel systems
  • Lighting devices (required lamps)
  • Steering mechanisms
  • Suspensions
  • Tires
  • Van and open-top trailer bodies
  • Wheels
  • Rims
  • Hubs
  • Windshield wipers
  • Emergency exits (on buses)

Cargo Securement

Every year, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance puts a greater interest on a specific violation. This year the CVSA decided to focus on cargo securement. The inspection process already involves cargo securement; however, the CVSA wants to put special emphasis on the subject. But, what is cargo securement safety? Well, it’s procedures drivers and loaders need to follow in order to properly secure cargo. The top three things that the CVSA wants drivers to know is to:

  1. Properly secure your load, as well as all equipment
  2. Inspect all tie-downs for wear and damage
  3. Use best practice and due diligence

If you need to know the regulations or want to see the top securement violations, the CVSA released a flyer that will be able to help you before hitting the road. Learn more about the regulations that pertain to your vehicle or area, and it will help you in the long-run.