Roadside Ready: International Roadcheck is Around the Corner

The CVSA International Roadcheck will take place May 16-18 this year. The CVSA is a high-visibility, high-volume inspection and enforcement event in Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. where Commercial motor vehicle inspectors conduct North American Standard Inspections of commercial motor vehicles and drivers at weigh and inspection stations, on roving patrols, and at temporary inspection sites. 

TLG Peterbilt is here to make sure your trucks and fleets are prepared. Routine inspection and maintenance service helps to ensure your drivers stay safe and avoid costly downtime. 

Each year, CVSA focuses on a specific aspect of roadside inspection. The focus for 2023 will be on anti-lock braking systems (ABS) and cargo securement. Both are incredibly important to the overall safety of a vehicle. ABS helps a driver maintain control of the vehicle while braking, reducing the risk of a collision. Cargo securement affects a vehicle’s maneuverability. If cargo securement is done improperly, traffic hazards and vehicle collisions can occur. 

When inspectors find critical out-of-service violations, they are required to restrict the driver or vehicle from travel until those violations or conditions are addressed. If no violations are found, drivers will receive a CVSA decal that indicates they’ve passed an inspection. 

5 Cargo Securement Inspection Tips: 

  1. Check tail board security and verify end gates are secured in stake pockets 
  2. Check both sides of trailer to ensure cargo is protected 
  3. Check for proper blocking and bracing where load is visible 
  4. Check cargo securement devices for proper number, size and condition 
  5. Check tiedown anchor points for deformation and cracking 

CVSA provides a full standard roadside inspection tip sheet for your braking system. 

Schedule Your Service TLG Peterbilt is here to help make sure your trucks are Roadcheck ready. Schedule your commercial truck service or inspection at your nearest TLG Peterbilt location. With 25 locations across eight states, we’re sure to be on the road you’re on. Can’t make it to a dealership? Let our Road Guru mobile service technicians come to you. 

Learn more about CVSA Roadcheck and view a comprehensive list for cargo securement and braking system here.

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