2020 Roadcheck Rescheduled Due to Novel Coronavirus Pandemic
Over the road truckers were breathing a sigh of relief in early May, as CVSA postponed 2020 Roadcheck with no future date yet announced.
International Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program for commercial motor vehicles in the world. An average of 15 vehicles is inspected every minute across North America during the 72-hour Roadcheck period.
Last year, inspectors conducted 67,072 inspections on commercial motor vehicles in Canada and the U.S. as part CVSA’s International Roadcheck. During those three days, 12,019 vehicles were removed from roadways due to critical vehicle inspection item violations and 2,784 drivers were placed out of service for driver-related violations. That’s a 17.9% overall vehicle out-of-service rate and a 4.2% driver out-of-service rate.
Despite the impending challenges facing the industry, safety doesn’t take a back seat. CVSA has stated that roadside inspections and traffic enforcement will continue as normal.
“As we urgently respond to this time-sensitive crisis, we must remain diligent and committed to ensuring that the commercial motor vehicles and drivers providing essential goods and services to our communities are following motor carrier safety regulations,” said CVSA President Sgt. John Samis, addressing the industry.
Roadcheck is the only enforcement blitz to be postponed so far. Operation Safe Driver Week is still scheduled for July 12-18 and Brake Safety Week will take place Aug. 23-29.
Need help preparing for Roadcheck when it does come?
Check out last year’s roadcheck checklist.