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2021 International Roadcheck: May 4-6

Apr 20, 2021 | Bobtail Insurance

Every year, thousands of commercial motor vehicle inspectors take to the road to ensure commercial vehicles and drivers are compliant with current safety requirements. For over 33 years, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has been conducting the 72-hour International Roadcheck at various inspection sites, weight stations, and patrol stops all across North America.

The CVSA has announced that the 2021 International Roadcheck will take place May 4-6, 2021.

2021 International Roadcheck

During this year’s 72-hour Roadcheck, the CVSA is emphasizing lighting and hours of service (HOS) compliance. Lighting was one of the top out-of-service vehicle violations in 2020, accounting for more than 10% of all vehicle violations. At the same time, HOS compliance reached nearly one-third of the overall driver violations in 2020 – placing it at the top of the driver violations list.

As the word suggest, an out-of-service violation simply means the inspected vehicle or driver may not perform their duties until the violation(s) is resolved. Out-of-service violations do more than just affect the vehicle or driver – they affect the motor carrier as well. More specifically, a violation can affect a motor carriers’ Compliance, Safety and Accountability (CSA) score as well as their Safety Fitness Determination (SFD) ratings.

2020 International Roadcheck

In 2020, the CVSA wanted to focus their International Roadcheck on driver requirements. This included criteria such as: driver age, licenses & permits, medical requirements, sickness, and intoxication. Over 50,000 North American inspections took place during the 72-hour window. During that time, over 12,000 commercial vehicles were removed from the road while nearly 3,500 drivers were temporarily relieved from their duties.

Adding up to almost three-fourths of the total out-of-service vehicle violations for that year was braking systems, tires, and lights. At the same time, amounting to over three-fourths of all out-of-service driver violations was hours of service, other (moving violations, cell phone use, etc.), and wrong class license.

2019 International Roadcheck

During the 2019 International Roadcheck, more than 67,000 inspections were conducted across North America. For this year, the focus was on steering and suspension systems which resulted in roughly 19,000 out-of-service violations. These violations led to 12,000 commercial vehicles being removed from roadways and nearly 3,000 drivers being deemed unfit for operation.

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Don’t let you or your organization become a statistic in the 2021 International Roadcheck. For more safety resources and solutions, contact us today! Bobtail Insurance Group wants to make sure you are prepared for whatever the road may throw at you! Call BIG at 1-833-4-RIG-INS.