Training Idea: CVSA International Roadcheck

CVSA’s 29th annual International Roadcheck will take place June 7-9, 2016.

Over the course of this 72 hour period, nearly 17 trucks or buses will be inspected every minute across North America.

During the annual three-day event, CVSA-certified inspectors conduct compliance, enforcement and educational initiatives targeted at various elements of motor carrier, vehicle and driver safety. Each year, International Roadcheck places special emphasis on a category of violations. The special emphasis for 2016 International Roadcheck is tire safety (i.e., measuring the tire tread depth, checking the tire pressure, checking to make sure that no items are lodged between dual tires and examining the overall condition of the tire to make sure that no deep cuts or bulges exist in the sidewalls of the tire). While checking a vehicle’s tires is always part of roadside inspections, CVSA is highlighting tire safety as a reminder to drivers and carriers.

During International Roadcheck, inspectors primarily conduct the North American Standard Level I Inspection, which is the most thorough roadside inspection. It is a 37-step procedure that includes an examination of both the driver and vehicle. Drivers are required to provide items such as their license, endorsements, medical card and hours-of-service documentation, and may be checked for seat belt usage and the use of alcohol and/or drugs. The vehicle inspection includes checking items such as the braking system, securement of cargo, coupling devices, exhaust system, frame, fuel system, lights, steering mechanism, driveline/driveshaft, suspension, tires, van and open-top trailer bodies, wheels and rims, windshield wipers, and emergency exits on buses.

There are several training videos in our catalog to consider assigning to help  ensure your drivers are prepared, including:

  • Level 1 Inspections
  • CSA Tire Inspection
  • Fundamentals of Tire Wear
  • CSA Minutes: Driving with Exposed Belts or Ply
  • Vehicle Maintenance: Exposed Ply/Belts on Tires
  • Axle Alignment and Maintenance

To learn more about how you can assign these training videos, contact your CSR at 877-792-3866, or fill out a demo request.