International Roadcheck Set for June 5-7 with Focus on Hours-of-Service Compliance

This year’s Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck will take place June 5-7. During this 72-hour period, commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout North America will conduct inspections of commercial motor vehicles and drivers with a focus on hours-of-service compliance.

“The top reason drivers were placed out of service during 2017 International Roadcheck was for hours-of-service violations,” said CVSA President Captain Christopher Turner of the Kansas Highway Patrol. “Thirty-two percent of drivers who were placed out of service during last year’s three-day International Roadcheck were removed from our roadways due to violations related to hours-of-service regulations. It’s definitely an area we need to call attention to this year.”

A mandate to install electronic logging devices (ELDs) went into effect on December 18, 2017.

Not all trucks required to install ELDs. Exemptions include those for short-haul operations — drivers within a 100 air-mile radius — and for trucks manufactured prior to 2000, among others. More information on the mandate, as well as current exemptions, can be found in this May 2017 article from Water Well Journal.

To ensure NGWA members are aware of the exemptions to the mandate, the Association prepared a postcard for you and your employees to reference and download. Consider sharing this with anyone who may be subject to, or exempt from, the mandate.

During International Roadcheck, inspectors will primarily conduct the North American Standard Level I Inspection, a 37-step procedure that includes an examination of both driver operating requirements and vehicle mechanical fitness.