Earlier this year, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) postponed their biggest truck enforcement blitz due to Coronavirus, but the event has now been rescheduled for September.
On Monday, the CVSA announced that International Roadcheck 2020 will be taking place throughout North America September 9 — 11.
Roadcheck was originally scheduled to take place on May 5 — 7.
The focus of this year’s Roadcheck will be on “driver requirements.” According to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) data, in 2019, 3.36 million CMV inspections were conducted and during these inspections, 944,794 driver violations were discovered, of which 195,545 were out-of-service conditions.
“Although the coronavirus pandemic, understandably, shifted priorities and personnel during the spring, the commercial motor vehicle law enforcement community has reasserted its focus on the roadside inspection program and enforcement duties,” said CVSA President Sgt. John Samis with the Delaware State Police. “Jurisdictions are nearly back to their pre-pandemic capacity with a strengthened concentration on identifying and removing unfit vehicles and drivers from our roadways using federal safety standards and the out-of-service criteria.”
During the 72 hour Roadcheck blitz, 15 trucks or buses inspected, on average, every minute across North America.