Nation’s biggest truck enforcement blitz postponed for Coronavirus

Roadcheck 2020

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has announced that they’ll postpone their three day truck inspection campaign until a later date due to Coronavirus.

The CVSA made the announcement on March 25 that they would postpone International Roadcheck, which had been scheduled for May 5 –7, 2020, due to concerns about public health and safety.

New dates for Roadcheck have not yet been announced; the CVSA says that they will “appropriately select the new dates when it’s safe and reasonable to do so.”

This is the first time in the 32 year history of International Roadcheck that the blitz has been postponed.

The CVSA says that regular roadside inspections will continue to be conducted during the Coronavirus crisis.

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“As we urgently respond to this time-sensitive crisis, we must remain diligent and committed to ensuring that the commercial motor vehicles and drivers providing essential goods and services to our communities are following motor carrier safety regulations,” said CVSA President Sgt. John Samis with the Delaware State Police. “Safety doesn’t take a break. It is always our top priority.”

The dates for two other CVSA enforcement efforts remain as scheduled for now — Operation Safe Driver Week is still scheduled for July 12 — 18 and Brake Safety Week is still set for Aug. 23 — 29.

“International Roadcheck has run on-schedule for the past 32 years so its postponement was thoroughly and thoughtfully discussed before we made this decision, but it wasn’t a difficult decision to make,” said Sgt. Samis. “This experience is unprecedented in our modern society and we need to do all that we can to help stop the spread of this global pandemic.”