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How to Prepare for International Roadcheck on May 14-16, 2024

Melissa Iniguez
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How to Prepare for International Roadcheck on May 14-16, 2024

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's annual International Roadcheck will take place from May 14-16, 2024. This 72-hour inspection is designed to ensure the safety of commercial motor vehicles and their drivers. During this year's event, inspectors will focus on tractor protection systems, and alcohol and controlled substance possession.

"During the driver portion of an inspection, inspectors will check the driver’s operating credentials, hours-of-service documentation, DACH status (in the U.S.), seat belt usage, and for alcohol and/or drug impairment."

Here are eight tips to help you prepare for International Roadcheck:

  • Review your company’s policies regarding alcohol and controlled substance possession or use while on duty. Possession, use, or being under the influence of such substances is prohibited.
  • Conduct thorough pre-trip inspections and ensure that everything is working properly.
  • Ensure your driver records, including commercial driver's license, medical certificate, and hours of service records, are up-to-date.
  • Verify that your cargo is properly secured and within weight limits.
  • Keep vehicle maintenance records up-to-date to ensure that your vehicle is current on inspections.
  • Inspect your tires and all lights on your vehicle, including turn signals, headlights, and taillights.
  • Regularly inspect your brakes and make repairs as necessary.
  • Keep all necessary documentation, including permits, registrations, and insurance papers on hand and readily available.

By following these tips and regularly inspecting vehicles, drivers can ensure that their commercial motor vehicles are safe and well-prepared not only for the upcoming International Roadcheck but also for future trips.

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