The largest targeted enforcement program on commercial vehicles will soon be taking place between June 3-5, 2014. During the 72 hour period, nearly 10,000 Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) certified inspectors will operate from 1,500 locations across North America to perform truck and bus inspections.
The annual program focuses on compliance and enforcement, targeting various elements of motor carrier, vehicle, driver and cargo safety and security.
According to the CVSA website, “approximately 14 trucks or buses are inspected, on average, every minute from Canada to Mexico” within the established 72 hours.
Level 1 inspections will focus on nine specific areas: brakes, coupling devices, fuel and exhaust systems, frame, van and open-top trailers, lighting, cargo securement, steering, suspension and tires, wheels, rims and hubs. The average cost of being placed out-of-service is $861, not including costs of other fines and repairs.
The CVSA provides a Roadcheck Check List for Drivers for the possibility of a roadside inspection in order to be better prepared to make it through without any disruption in service.
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