Annual Nationwide Roadside Inspection and Enforcement Blitz Scheduled for May 16-18

Energy marketers are reminded to be prepared for the annual three-day RoadCheck enhanced roadside inspection and enforcement blitz scheduled for May 16-18. RoadCheck is an annual 72-hour event where inspectors fan out nationwide to conduct enhanced roadside inspections of commercial motor vehicle drivers and their vehicles. The annual inspection and enforcement blitz is organized by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), a nationwide organization of federal, state, and local law enforcement and commercial vehicle safety personnel. This year inspectors will focus on compliance with antilock braking systems requirements. ABS violations will not result in an out-of-service violation. However, ABS plays a critical role in reducing the risk of collisions by preventing wheels from locking up or skidding, allowing a driver to maintain control of the vehicle while braking.

Roadside inspections will also be inspected for compliance with driver safety and vehicle maintenance requirements mandated by state and federal motor carrier regulations. During the three-day RoadCheck event, roadside inspectors will primarily conduct North American Standard Level I inspections. Level I inspection is a 37-step procedure that includes examination of both the mechanical fitness of the vehicle and driver operating requirements. Vehicle inspection includes; checking brake systems, cargo securement, coupling devices, driveline/driveshaft components, exhaust systems, frames, fuel systems, lighting devices, steering mechanisms, suspensions, tires, wheels, rims and hubs, and windshield wipers. Inspectors will also check for driver safety compliance including operating credentials, hours-of-service documentation, status in the drug and alcohol clearinghouse, seat belt usage, and alcohol and/or drug impairment. Violations of these requirements may result in monetary penalties and possible out of service orders.

Click here for additional information on the 2023 CVSA roadside inspection and enforcement blitz.