NEFI members should be on the lookout for stepped up roadside inspections of trucks and drivers over the next several days. The annual inspection blitz, known as "RoadCheck" and organized by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), is a joint effort by state and federal motor carrier enforcement officers nationwide. RoadCheck is an annual 72-hour event in which inspectors fan out to conduct roadside inspections, looking for compliance with the FMCSA's driver and truck safety requirements.
The 2018 RoadCheck event will have a special focus on driver hours of service and ELD compliance. However, roadside inspections will cover all driver and vehicle safety requirements mandated by state and federal motor carrier regulations. The vehicle inspection includes: checking brake systems, cargo securement, coupling devices, driveline/driveshaft components, exhaust systems, frames, fuel systems, lighting devices, steering mechanisms, suspensions, tires, wheels, rims and hubs, and windshield wipers. Drivers are asked to provide their operating credentials and hours of service documentation and will be checked for seatbelt usage. Inspectors will also be attentive to alcohol and/or drug impairment. Learn more about what to expect during a RoadCheck inspection here.