Drivers in Focus: International Roadcheck 2020
Mark Your Calendar
Over three days, from September 9th-11th, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will hold its annual International Roadcheck event, after being postponed earlier this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The need to reschedule was the first time it’s happened in the Roadcheck’s 32-year history.
This 72-hour, high-volume, high-visibility inspection and enforcement event takes place throughout North America, as CVSA-certified inspectors conduct commercial motor vehicle and driver inspections to identify any violations.
So, what might that mean for your drivers? Let’s dig in.
The Human Element
This year, whether at a designated location, weigh station, or as part of a mobile patrol, law enforcement personnel will be focusing more closely on the driver requirements part of a roadside check, but further vehicle inspections are always likely.
In 2019, the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (USFMCSA) recorded approximately 3.36 million inspections—and driver violations were cited in 952,938 of them, with 199,722 being severe enough to warrant an out-of-service designation.
It shouldn’t be a surprise that a driver’s inspection consists of the basics: a valid CDL or permit, medical or physical requirements, sickness or fatigue, use of any intoxicants, and the driver’s record of duty status. If applicable, they’ll also review the daily vehicle inspection report, Medical Examiner’s Certificate, or the Skill Performance Evaluation Certificate.
You can help prepare your crew by downloading and sharing the CVSA’s 2020 International Roadcheck flyer here. It’s available in English, Español, et Français.
On the Road Again
Set your team’s expectations—and meet your customers’ expectations—by sharing all the relevant information your drivers will need to meet all regulations and requirements to stay in-service and rolling right along.
With commercial road traffic nearing pre-pandemic levels, it’s safe to assume law enforcement will be raising their inspection and enforcement levels accordingly, and rightly so; with more people and cargo on the move, it’s up to the folks behind the wheel to see things safely from point A to point B.