Preparing for CVSA Roadcheck 2024: Ensuring Your Confidence and Safety Behind the Wheel

Post Date - Apr 30, 2024

At Cheeseman Transport, we prioritize the well-being and confidence of our drivers. As the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) International Roadcheck approaches May 14-16, it's essential for all truck drivers to be well-prepared for this high-visibility inspection event. With our drivers in mind, we've compiled a comprehensive guide to help you navigate this year's Roadcheck with ease and confidence.

Understanding International Roadcheck

CVSA's International Roadcheck is an annual event aimed at ensuring commercial motor vehicle safety and regulatory compliance across North America. Certified law enforcement personnel conduct thorough inspections of commercial vehicles and drivers to verify compliance with federal, state, provincial, or territorial regulations.

This year's focus areas include tractor protection systems and alcohol and controlled substance possession.

Preparing for Tractor Protection System Inspections

Tractor protection systems, often overlooked during routine inspections, are critical components that ensure the safety and functionality of commercial vehicles. These systems consist of various valves, including the tractor protection valve, trailer supply valve, and anti-bleed back valve.

To prepare for these inspections:

  • Familiarize yourself with the components of the tractor protection system.
  • Perform thorough inspections of these components during pre-trip and roadside checks.
  • Follow CVSA's inspection bulletin outlining the steps to properly check tractor protection systems.

Alcohol and Controlled Substance Possession

Controlled substance and alcohol possession/use remain significant concerns for motor carriers, drivers, and the public. It is critical to adhere to company policies and regulations regarding alcohol and substance use while on duty.

Navigating Inspections with Confidence

During the three days of International Roadcheck, inspectors will conduct North American Standard Level I Inspections, consisting of a 37-step inspection procedure. Remember the following tips to navigate inspections confidently:

  • Maintain your operating credentials, hours-of-service documentation, and seat belt usage.
  • Cooperate with inspectors and remain calm and composed throughout the inspection Ensure your vehicle is well-maintained and compliant with regulations to avoid out-of-service violations.
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As we approach this year's CVSA Roadcheck, Cheeseman Transport wants our drivers to feel confident and stress-free behind the wheel. By prioritizing safety, preparation, and compliance, you can navigate inspections with ease and ensure your safety and that of others on the road. Remember, your dedication to safety reflects our commitment to excellence at Cheeseman Transport. Drive safely, and best of luck during International Roadcheck 2024!