Annual Roadcheck Inspection

by Nadia Brosious

As you may have guessed, shipping delays often arise during these inspection periods, and capacity could be tighter. Shippers and carriers alike should be aware of what this means for their transits during this time. Find out what the Annual Roadcheck Inspection could mean for you and what you can do to prepare early.

The 2021 Annual Roadcheck Inspection Facts

Every year, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) conducts an international roadcheck where certified inspectors conduct compliance, enforcement, and educational initiatives targeting various motor carrier, vehicle, and driver safety elements. This roadcheck takes place over the span of 3 days, with this year’s dates being May 4-6, 2021.

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This Year’s Roadcheck Focus

This year, the CVSA’s main focus during the inspections will be lighting for vehicles and drivers’ hours of service (HOS). According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the lighting violation “lamps inoperable” (Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations 393.9) was the number one vehicle violation in 2020, accounting for approximately 12.24% of all vehicle violations.

During last year’s international road check, North America’s top driver out-of-service violation category was hours of service, accounting for 34.7% of all driver out-of-service conditions.

Making sure carriers and drivers are operating under the regulatory guidelines helps keep everyone on the road safe and helps ensure that your goods are shipped properly.

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