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Roadcheck starts tomorrow — Here’s what officers will be looking for


The rescheduled Roadcheck blitz starts tomorrow — here’s what you need to know to get through the 72 hour enforcement effort.

This year, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) International Roadcheck 2020 will be taking place throughout North America September 9 — 11.

Roadcheck was originally scheduled to take place on May 5 — 7 but was postponed due to the pandemic.

This year’s Roadcheck emphasizes  “driver requirements.”

Here are a few things that officers will be looking for during the driver interview portion of the inspections:

  • Driver’s license or commercial driver’s license (class, endorsements and restrictions)
  • Medical Examiner’s Certificate and Skill Performance Evaluation Certificate, if applicable
  • Record of duty status, if applicable, and any supporting documents
  • Illegal presence of alcohol, drugs, weapons, or other contraband
  • Illness, fatigue, or other signs of impairment
  • Seat belt usage and condition
  • Evidence of periodic inspection
  • Driver’s daily vehicle inspection report, if applicable
  • Carrier identification and status (USDOT/NSC Number, or jurisdictional equivalent)
  • Operating authority, if applicable
  • Vehicle registration(s)
  • Proof of insurance
  • Fuel tax permits, if applicable
  • Shipping papers/bills of lading
  • Special permits, if applicable  Certificate for Mexico-domiciled motor carriers, if applicable

The CVSA also shared a list of top driver-related violations uncovered during inspections.

  1. Failure to use a seat belt while operating a commercial motor vehicle
  2. Record of duty status violation (general/form and manner)
  3. Operating a property-carrying vehicle without a valid medical certificate
  4. False report of record of duty status
  5. Operating a commercial motor vehicle without a CDL
  6. ELD – No record of duty status (ELD is required)
  7. No medical certificate in driver’s possession
  8. Driver’s record of duty status not current
  9. Driver failed to maintain supply of blank records of duty status graph grids
  10. Driver failed to maintain ELD instruction sheet

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