[Update Aug 30, 2019]: The CVSA has released the results of the International Roadcheck 2019. During the 72-hour event, the CVSA inspectors conducted 67,072 inspections. 17.9% of vehicles (12,019) and 4.2% of drivers (2,784) were put out-of-service for critical violations.

The top 3 out-of-service vehicle-related violations were braking systems (28%), tires and wheels (19.3%), and brake adjustment (17.1%). The top 3 out-of-service driver-related violations were Hours of Service (37.2%), wrong class license (22.5%), and false logs (14.7%). For more details, click here.

The CVSA’s 72-hour International Roadcheck 2019 will take place from June 4 to June 6 with a special focus on steering and suspension.

Is your fleet prepared for this year’s International Roadcheck?

Make sure drivers know what inspectors will be looking for and to prep trucks and equipment beforehand. Last year, thousands of drivers and vehicles were put out of service for failing inspections (scroll down to see the inspection results from 2018). Don’t let this happen to your fleet.

Watch our video to be prepared

Motive has you covered. You can take advantage of the vehicle diagnostics and vehicle inspections feature to make sure your vehicles are inspection-ready. Keep in mind, this year’s focus is on steering and suspension.

To help your fleet prepare, we’ve created a video. Share it with your drivers.

You should expect safety inspectors to conduct the North American Standard Level I inspection, which is a 37-step procedure that examines the driver and the vehicle.

Inspections focused on steering and suspension

Each year, the CVSA puts special focus on one aspect of commercial driving to raise awareness and remind everyone of the importance of road safety.

Jay Thompson, the CVSA President, highlighted the importance of steering and suspension. He said:

“Steering and suspension are safety critical systems for any commercial motor vehicle. Not only do they support the heavy loads carried by trucks and buses, but they also help maintain stability and control under acceleration and braking, keeping the vehicle safely on the road.

Furthermore, they keep tires in alignment, reducing chances of uneven tire wear and possible tire failure. It also maximizes the contact between the tires and the road to provide steering stability and good handling.”

Did you know? On average, 17 vehicles are inspected every minute in Canada, Mexico, and the United States of America.

Inspection results from the 2018 International Roadcheck

Last year the focus was on Hours of Service compliance. A total of 67,502 inspections were conducted throughout Canada and the United States. Here are the number of drivers and vehicles that did not pass the inspections and as a result, were put out of service:

  • Commercial drivers: 2,665
  • Commercial vehicles: 11,897

In 2018, the following were the top three violations for out-of-service vehicles:

  1. Vehicle brake systems: 4,536
  2. Tires and wheels: 3,058
  3. Brake adjustment: 2,612

For out-of-service drivers, the top three violations were:

  1. Hours of Service violations: 1,326
  2. Wrong or invalid license: 648
  3. False Record of Duty Status: 308

The annual International Roadcheck 2019 will take place on June 4-6.

If you have any questions about how Motive’s fleet management platform and its various features may help during roadside inspections and ensuring compliance, call 844-257-6396. Our 24/7 customer support team is always available to help you.