CVSA International Roadcheck 2021

Are you ready for this year’s 72 hours of nationwide inspections? Word is that Lighting Devices will be this year’s focus. Check out what you can do to prep!

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) International Roadcheck is almost upon us. This year the nationwide inspection is scheduled for May 4-6, 2021. More than 1.5 million roadside inspections have been conducted during these campaigns. That breaks down to 17 trucks and/or buses inspected every minute!

Over these 72 hours, commercial motor vehicle inspectors throughout the US will be on the roadways and their focus will be on Lighting Devices. Being a top safety violation in 2020, inspectors will be focusing their inspections on lighting devices for “lamps inoperable” violations.

Inspectors will also be focusing on hours of service. After being the #1 out-of-service violation during the 2020 International Roadcheck, hours of service violations accounting for 34.7% of all driver out-of-service violations.

CVSA shares the dates of International Roadcheck in advance to remind motor carriers and drivers of the importance of proactive vehicle maintenance and driver readiness. The International Roadcheck also aims to raise awareness of the North American Standard Inspection Program and the essential highway safety rules and regulations in place to keep our roadways safe.

Sgt. John Samis, CVSA President.

Need to brush up on CVSA Standard Out-Of-Service Criteria? Review the critical vehicle inspection item violations.

Inspection Checklist​

Commercial motor vehicle inspectors will largely conduct the North American Standard Level I Inspection. This is a comprehensive 37-step procedure that examines both the driver requirements and vehicle condition.

Driver Inspection

Those who are driving commercial vehicles will be required to provide operating credentials, hours-of-service documents. Additionally, be sure to keep safety at the top of your mind because they will be checking for seat belt usage as well as alcohol and/or drug impairment.

Vehicle Inspection

The comprehensive vehicle inspection includes the following: brake systems, cargo securement, coupling devices, driveline/driveshaft components, driver’s seat, exhaust systems, frames, fuel systems, lighting devices, steering mechanisms, suspensions, tires, van and open-top trailer bodies, wheels, rims, hubs and windshield wipers.

If violations of the driver or vehicle are deemed critical, the inspector may render either as a condition of out of service according to the North American Out-of-Service Criteria. The drivers cannot operate the vehicle until the violation(s) adhere to the CVSA requirements.

Be Prepared for the 2021 CVSA International Roadcheck

Not sure if your vehicle will pass the inspection? We’re here to help! Call us today to schedule a PM check at one of our multiple locations or you can talk to one of our experts today.

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