Each year, approximately 10,000 CVSA-certified local,
state, provincial and
inspectors at 1,500 locations across North America perform the
truck and bus inspections. CVSA sponsors Roadcheck with
participation by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration,
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Canadian
Council of Motor Transport Administrators, Transport Canada, and
the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (Mexico).
Roadcheck is one of a series of activities that occur year round
whereby CVSA-certified inspectors conduct compliance, enforcement
and educational initiatives targeted at various elements of motor
carrier, vehicle, driver and cargo safety and security.
its inception in 1988, the roadside inspections conducted during
Roadcheck have numbered over 1 Million, resulting in more than 220
lives saved and 4,045 injuries avoided. It has also provided for
the distribution of countless pieces of educational literature and
safety events to educate industry and the general public about the
importance of safe commercial vehicle operations and the roadside
of the Week:
My driver has gone through a roadside inspection, how
long do I have to keep this documentation on file?
Answer: Copies of all
roadside inspections are to be kept by the motor carrier for 12
months. The driver is required to turn in the inspection to the
motor carrier within 24 hours. If they are not going to return to
the terminal they are to mail in the inspection. If the inspection
resulted in violations they are to be corrected or repaired and the
inspection form is to be signed and certified that the repairs were
completed and sent back to the state of inspection within 15 days.
Practice Guidelines for Roadside Inspections:
drivers how to complete good quality pre-trip inspection to reduce
possibility of violations.
CSA monthly at www.ai.fmcsa.dot.gov
and enter your DOT number or name. Review the vehicle and driver
basics with the associated inspections and cross reference the
inspections you have on file with the inspections turned in by your
drivers. Question drivers who did not submit inspection reports.
Also review the History tab directly below the crash basic to determine
if the number of inspections you are having is on the rise or
vehicle inspections and violations with your maintenance provider
to reduce violations.
copies, along with any repair orders attached if there were
violations, in tractor and trailer file.
roadside inspection information, such as date, time and locations
to cross reference with the drivers hours of service documentation
for falsification violations.
drivers how to successfully pass a roadside inspections and how to
your vehicles clean and well maintained as not to be targeted for
drivers that moving violations will generate inspections.
providing an incentive to drivers who successfully pass an