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Rescheduled ‘Roadcheck’ set for Sept. 9-11

August 19, 2020

Greenbelt, MD — The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has rescheduled its 33rd International Roadcheck for Sept. 9-11 after initially postponing the enforcement and safety outreach event over concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Inspectors across North America will examine braking systems, lights, tires and other components on commercial trucks and buses while placing special emphasis on driver requirements. These requirements include licenses, vehicle registration, proof of insurance, record of duty status (if applicable) and medical examiner’s certificates. Inspectors also will check for seat belt use; signs of impairment; and the presence of illegal drugs, alcohol, weapons and other contraband.

The event initially was scheduled for May 5-7, but was postponed March 25.

“Although the coronavirus pandemic, understandably, shifted priorities and personnel during the spring, the commercial motor vehicle law enforcement community has reasserted its focus on the roadside inspection program and enforcement duties,” CVSA President John Samis said in an Aug. 10 press release. “Jurisdictions are nearly back to their pre-pandemic capacity with a strengthened concentration on identifying and removing unfit vehicles and drivers from our roadways using federal safety standards and the out-of-service criteria.”


Last year’s International Roadcheck resulted in 67,072 inspections and placed 17.9% of the vehicles and 4.2% of the drivers out of service.

Roadcheck participants include the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, Transport Canada, and Mexico’s Ministry of Communications and Transportation.