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Annual ‘Roadcheck’ sets sights on CMV lighting, HOS

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Greenbelt, MD — Inspectors across North America will examine braking systems, lights, tires and other components on commercial trucks and buses May 4-6 during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s 34th annual International Roadcheck.

This year’s 72-hour enforcement and safety outreach event will place special emphasis on lighting and hours of service.

“It’s important to remember that International Roadcheck is a data collection effort,” CVSA President John Samis said in a press release. “The inspections conducted during the three days of International Roadcheck are no different from the inspections conducted any other day of the year. Other than data collection, the inspection process is the same.”


The 2020 event resulted in 50,151 inspections, with 20.9% of vehicles and 5.1% of drivers placed out of service.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration participates in the Roadcheck, along with the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, Transport Canada, and the Ministry of Communications and Transportation in Mexico.

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