International Roadcheck is a 72-hour commercial motor vehicle inspection and enforcement campaign with significant publicity and volume. Inspectors from Canada, Mexico, and the United States will conduct North American Standard Inspections on commercial motor vehicles and drivers at weigh stations, roaming patrols, and temporary inspection sites.
This year's International Roadcheck dates have been set for May 17-19, focusing on wheel ends, according to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA)
The CVSA focuses on a different area of roadside examination each year. The focus this year will be on wheel ends. Wheel end components carry the enormous loads carried by commercial vehicles, provide stability and control, and are essential for braking.
What to expect?
Commercial motor vehicle inspectors examine large trucks and motor coaches and the driver's documentation and credentials. These are uniform inspection steps, processes, and standards established to ensure consistency in compliance, inspections, and enforcement.
Inspectors identify critical out-of-service infractions to prevent the driver or vehicle from traveling until irregularities are corrected.
"We want every vehicle on our roadways to be in proper working order for the driver's safety operating that vehicle and everyone traveling on our roadways," says CVSA President Capt. John Broers with the South Dakota Highway Patrol.
Those who successfully pass the inspection can get a Level I or Level V CVSA decal.
In general, a vehicle with a valid CVSA sticker will not be inspected again for the first three months after it is issued. Instead, inspectors will concentrate their efforts on vehicles that do not have a valid CVSA decal.