Tire Safety Is Focus of 2016 CVSA Roadcheck

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s 2016 International Roadcheck will take place June 7-9 at dozens of locations throughout North America, reports Transport Topics. This year’s emphasis is tire safety.

Nearly 10,000 CVSA-certified local, state, provincial, territorial, and federal inspectors will check any commercial motor vehicle, including drill rigs and pump hoists, during the world’s biggest targeted-enforcement program for commercial motor vehicles.

While inspectors perform the 37-step North American Standard Level I Inspection, an emphasis will be placed on checking tire pressure, making sure no items are lodged between dual tires, and no deep cuts or bulges exist in the tires’ sidewalls.

The vehicle inspection also includes the braking system, securement of cargo, coupling devices, exhaust system, frame, fuel system, lights, steering mechanism, driveline/driveshaft, suspension, van and open-top trailer bodies, wheels and rims, and windshield wipers.

Drivers will be required to provide items such as their license, endorsements, medical card, and hours-of-service documentation, and may be checked for seat belt usage and the use of alcohol and/or drugs.

During International Roadcheck, about 17 trucks or buses are inspected, on average, every minute in Canada, the United States, and Mexico during a 72-hour period. CVSA-certified inspectors conduct compliance, enforcement, and educational initiatives targeted at various elements of motor carrier, vehicle, and driver safety.

More than 1.4 million roadside inspections have been conducted since International Roadcheck was established in 1988. Click here to learn more.

NGWA has Safety and Transportation products related to driver safety, including Safety Meetings for the Groundwater Industry, NGWA Employee Safety Manual, and Model Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Manual- CD.

Water Well Journal also has reported on tire safety with articles on proper tire care and the importance of tire tread.