Get Ready: CVSA International Roadcheck

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck will be taking place from June 5-7, 2018. During this time, motor vehicle inspectors throughout North America will be conducting inspections of motor vehicles and drivers.

The Focus: Hours-of-Service Compliance

This year’s focus will be on hours-of-service compliance. According to CVSA President Captain Christopher Turner, hours-of-service violation was one of the top reasons drivers we placed out of service during the 2017 International Roadcheck.

CVSA Inspection Checks

During the International Roadcheck, inspectors will conduct the North American Standard Level I Inspection, which is a 37-step procedure that focuses on driver operating requirements and vehicle mechanical fitness. Drivers will need to provide their operating credentials and hours-of-service documentation. Additionally, inspectors will check for seatbelt usage, potential drug or alcohol use, and check for the safety of the commercial vehicle, such as brake system, cargo securement, coupling devices, driveline/driveshaft components, exhaust systems, etc. (check out the full list on CVSA’s website).

What to Expect

Due to these inspections, there could be potential impacts on capacity since many carriers choose to avoid the roads during this 72-hour period. Here’s what you can expect:
  • Possible increase in shipping time
  • Lengthy tractor trailer inspections across North America
  • Temporary drop in truck capacity
  • Rate spikes in the spot market

We Can Help!

If you think you’ll be in a crunch during this year’s International Roadcheck, contact your trusted Trinity Representative. We can help you prepare by working to plan ahead or by offering an additional service, like intermodal! Have a question? Our logistics experts are always available by phone at 800-846-3400, or you can fill out our simple Ask a Question form by clicking below. Ask A Question