The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) recently announced that 2022's International Roadcheck will take place from May 17-19 and will focus on wheel ends.
Here's what drivers need to know to be prepared:
What is the International Roadcheck?
Each year the CVSA operates a 72-hour high-visibility, high-volume commercial motor vehicle inspection and enforcement initiative across Canada, Mexico, and the United States. These inspections occur at weigh and inspection stations, on roving patrols, and at temporary inspection sites.
Each year the CVSA focuses on a different area of vehicle safety-- this year the focus is on wheel ends. Violations involving wheel ends typically account for roughly 25% of all violations encountered during International Roadchecks, making them a top 10 vehicle violation.
What will be inspected?
Below is a quick breakdown of what inspectors will be looking for during this year's Roadcheck:
Be sure to check each of these items yourself to avoid receiving a violation on the chance you're selected for an inspection.
Vehicles that successfully pass a North American Standard Level I or IV Inspection without violation will receive a CVSA decal, which means (in general) that the vehicle will not be re-inspected for a period of three months.
Be sure to utilize the checklist above for each of your vehicles and address any items that could be flagged for violation and stay safe!