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North America’s biggest truck inspection blitz is underway now

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Tens of thousands of CMVs will be inspected over a three day period as North America’s biggest truck inspection blitz is currently under way.

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck inspection effort is taking place May 14 — 16, 2024, throughout Canada, Mexico and the U.S. The two areas of emphasis for Roadcheck inspectors this year will be alcohol and controlled substance possession and tractor protection systems.

During Roadcheck, officers will inspect both commercial motor vehicles and drivers at weigh/inspection stations, popup inspection sites, and on roving patrols.

Most trucks that are inspected will undergo the 37 step North American Standard Level I Inspection. Trucks that pass a Level I or Level V inspection without any critical vehicle inspection item violations may receive a CVSA decal. “Generally, vehicles displaying a valid CVSA decal won’t be re-inspected; however, nothing prevents re-inspection of a vehicle bearing a valid CVSA decal,” the CVSA says.

As part of the driver portion of the inspection process, officers will check the driver’s operating credentials, hours-of-service documentation, seat belt usage, and alcohol and/or drug impairment

In the U.S., inspectors will also verify the driver is not prohibited in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse.

Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world, with nearly 15 trucks or buses inspected, on average, every minute across North America during a 72-hour period.

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