Be Compliant: Annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration safety inspectors recently participated in the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck initiative. During the three-day compliance enforcement event, certified inspectors applied specialized focus on a certain aspect of the roadside inspection, which includes a 37-step process. This year’s focus centered on wheel ends.

Wheel ends on semi-trucks typically include several parts from the hubs, rims, bearings, and other fasteners. In the past, International Roadcheck data routinely found wheel end components in the top 10 of vehicle violations.

Law enforcement officer inspecting the wheel ends of a semi-truck. International Roadcheck 2022.

On average, 15 trucks or buses are inspected, every minute across North America during the 72-hour initiative period. Since the start of CVSA’s International Roadcheck in 1988, this initiative helped to reach more than 1.8 million commercial motor vehicle (CMV) inspections.

The CMV inspection and enforcement initiative spotlights the hard work and commitment to safety of certified inspectors, commercial motor vehicle drivers and motor carriers. The goal of this initiative continues to be improving roadway and commercial motor vehicle safety through compliance and education.

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