What’s International Roadcheck Week? It’s a 72-hour high-visibility, high-volume commercial motor vehicle inspection and enforcement initiative. This year it was May 17-19. Maybe you participated? Maybe you will next year?
The Purposes of International Roadcheck Week
International Roadcheck Week involves North American Standard Inspections of commercial motor vehicles and drivers at weigh and inspection stations, as well as at temporary inspection sites and even some roving patrols. It’s done not only in the U.S., but also in Canada and Mexico and elsewhere.
Each year there’s a focus of the roadcheck. For instance, 2022 was all about wheel ends. These components support heavy loads carried by vehicles. They help maintain stability and control and are very important when it comes to braking… So, during the roadcheck, inspectors check(ed) to see how wheel ends are doing, or whatever component they’re focusing on each year. It’s a way to gauge compliance– and a way to enforce rules and make sure truckers are safe on the road. If violations are found, drivers/vehicles may face restrictions until problems are corrected.
Basically, the purpose of International Roadcheck Week each year is to make sure every vehicle on the road is in proper working order. This is done for not only the safety of the driver operating that vehicle, but also everyone else sharing the roads with that vehicle.
International Roadcheck Week is a CVSA (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance) program with participation by the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, Transport Canada, and Mexico’s Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation.
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