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Roadcheck 2013 is coming June 4-6!!

Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial vehicles in the world, with approximately 14 trucks or buses being inspected, on average, every minute from Canada to Mexico during a 72-hour period in early June. Each year, approximately 10,000 CVSA-certified local, state, provincial and Federal 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 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. Since 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 inspection program.
Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, Transport Canada, and the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (Mexico).


Question 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.

Best Practice Guidelines for Roadside Inspections:

Train drivers how to complete good quality pre-trip inspection to reduce possibility of violations.


Reviews CSA monthly at 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 decline.


Review vehicle inspections and violations with your maintenance provider to reduce violations. Maintain copies, along with any repair orders attached if there were violations, in tractor and trailer file. Use the roadside inspection information, such as date, time and locations to cross reference with the drivers hours of service documentation for falsification violations. Train drivers how to successfully pass a roadside inspections and how to conduct themselves. Keep your vehicles clean and well maintained as not to be targeted for inspection. Advise drivers that moving violations will generate inspections.

Consider providing an incentive to drivers who successfully pass an inspection.


FMCSA Seeks Comments on Part II of the National Registry of Medical Examiners

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced today a proposed rule to allow state and federal enforcement officials to easily share and view the most current and accurate information about a commercial motor vehicle driver's medical certification status. The proposal would require certified medical examiners performing physical examinations on drivers of commercial motor vehicles to use a newly developed medical examination report form, and to use a new form for the medical examiner's certificate (MEC). In addition, certified medical examiners would be required to electronically report to FMCSA the results of all completed commercial drivers' physical examinations, including the results of any examination where the driver was found not to be qualified, by close of business on the day of the examination using the new form.

FMCSA would make the MEC information for interstate commercial driver's license (CDL) holders available to the state driver licensing agencies only as part of the integration of the medical certification and the CDL issuance and renewal process. This proposal is a follow-on rule to the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners rule published on April 20, 2012 and the medical certification requirements as part of the CDL rule published on Dec. 1, 2008. Comments on the proposed rule are due by July 9, 2013. For more information, visit 

May 17th, 2013


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Roadcheck 2013:

June 4-6




Did You Know?


Level One CVSA roadside inspections without violations can by regulation be substituted for the DOT annual Inspection.

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