CVSA Annual Roadcheck International Inspection Program Scheduled for June 2-4, 2015

CVSA Annual Roadcheck International Inspection Program Scheduled for June 2-4, 2015

1The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will hold their 28th annual International Roadcheck inspection program June 2-4, 2015. Every year, CVSA-certified inspectors perform truck and bus inspections across North America for a 72-hour period. There are approximately 10,000 CVSA-certified inspectors across local, state, provincial and federal jurisdictions.

The International Roadcheck event is the largest inspection enforcement program focused on commercial motor vehicles. On average 17 trucks or buses are inspected every minute throughout Canada, the United States and Mexico during the three-day event. Inspectors conduct compliance, enforcement and educational initiatives targeted at various elements of motor carrier, vehicle, driver and cargo safety and security.

A kickoff event will be held June 2, 2015 near the Washington-Idaho state border at 10:00 am. The opening will include speakers from several transportation entities, including:

  • CVSA
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
  • Idaho State Police
  • Washington State Patrol
  • Florida Highway Patrol
  • Washington Trucking Association

The Roadcheck is placing special emphasis on cargo securement this year. CVSA is highlighting the importance of cargo safety as a reminder to drivers and carriers that securing cargo properly and following inspection regulations is a matter of public safety.

Since its inception in 1988, over 1.4 million inspections have been completed through the Roadcheck International inspection program. It is estimated that 318 lives have been saved through the program and 5,840 injuries avoided.