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CVSA 2017 International Roadcheck to Focus on Cargo Securement

shutterstock_336055688The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck is a 3-day event that will take place June 6-8, 2017. This year is the 30th annual anniversary of the enforcement event. Commercial vehicles are likely to be inspected at roadside way stations.

The point of the International Roadcheck event is to keep everyone safe and, according to the CVSA, it’s saved hundreds of lives and prevented thousands of injuries. A typical inspection would be a typical North American Level 1 inspection in which the officer will inspect all equipment and the driver’s credentials. During the inspection officers will be looking for anything that affects the operational safety of the vehicle, including tires, brakes, lights, tires, suspension, steering and more.

This year’s special emphasis will be in the category of violations; the focus will be on cargo securement. Checking to ensure safe cargo securement regulations are met is always a part of roadside inspections, but this year CVSA is working to remind everyone of the importance of secure cargo and its importance for highway safety.

It is the driver’s responsibility to make deliveries on time, intact and in a safe manner. A failed inspection could put the load out of service which could cause shipping delays. At the end of the day, a load put out of service costs the driver, the company and the customer money.

Keep your truck well-maintained by taking a proactive approach to preventative maintenance that keeps your truck running at its best. You will always be prepared to pass a road check if you make sure to do a proper pre-trip inspection. By doing a thorough inspection yourself before your trip you will know your equipment is in great shape and you are meeting your goal of keeping safety first and always.

The CVSA International Roadcheck should be just another day for a driver that is always ready to pass inspection, giving you peace of mind.

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