The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) and its members across the United States, Canada and Mexico will be participating in Roadcheck 2013, starting June 4 and running 72 hours straight. This is the 26th anniversary of this annual enforcement and outreach campaign promoting commercial vehicle safety. Top priority for both enforcement and the industry during this event will be ensuing compliance with the U.S., Canadian and Mexican federal, provincial and state motor carrier safety regulations. During the campaign approximately three times the daily number of inspections will be conducted. In addition to the North America Standard Level I inspections, Roadcheck will be focusing special enforcement attention on passenger carrying motorcoaches and buses and proper securement of cargo this year.
Approximately one in tem out-of-service violations issued during Roadcheck are improper loading, also know as improper cargo securement. Drivers are responsible for securement of the proper loading of cargo they carry even if they do not load the vehicle themselves, so it is important for them to be aware of the proper loading procedures and regulations for what they carry.
This year the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) also provided to each state and province quick reference visor cards for distribution to drivers during Roadcheck 2013, with information about the new Hours-of-Service requirements that take effect July 1, 2013.
You can access a Roadcheck Checklist for Drivers provided by the CVSA at http://www.cvsa.org/programs/documents/roadcheck2013/Roadcheck-Checklist–2013.pdf
For more information about the CVSA please visit http://www.cvsa.org/home.php