2024 CVSA International Roadcheck

What is the CVSA International Roadcheck?

The annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) International Roadcheck will take place May 14 to 16, 2024. This event is a 72-hour enforcement initiative where CVSA-certified law enforcement personnel conduct comprehensive inspections of commercial motor vehicles and drivers. These inspections occur at weigh stations, temporary sites, and during mobile patrols, aiming to ensure adherence to safety regulations. Here’s what you need to know to prepare and ensure your vehicles meet the standards.

Focus Areas for 2024

This year’s Roadcheck will emphasize tractor protection systems and alcohol and controlled substance detection—key areas that significantly impact road safety.

Tractor Protection Systems: Inspectors will concentrate on components like the tractor protection valve, trailer supply valve, and anti-bleed back valve. These are vital for vehicle safety but are often overlooked.

Alcohol and Controlled Substances: With rising concerns over impaired driving, CVSA is stepping up efforts to curb alcohol and drug possession among commercial drivers. Enforcement will be vigilant, reminding companies and drivers of the severe risks and liabilities involved.

 Download the 2024 Roadcheck Cheat Sheet to help you prepare. It’s packed with tips on these focus areas to help your fleet meet compliance standards and pass the inspections.

What Happens During Inspections?

Inspectors will conduct the North American Standard Level I Inspection, a thorough 37-step process that examines both vehicle components and driver documentation. This includes checks on:

  • Brake systems
  • Cargo securement
  • Lighting devices
  • Steering mechanisms
  • Tires, wheels, rims, and hubs
  • Emergency exits and electrical systems in passenger-carrying vehicles

To further assist you in preparing for the inspection, download the CVSA’s Level 1 Inspection Driver Cheat Sheet and Level 1 Inspection Vehicle Cheat Sheet to ensure both your drivers and vehicles are well-prepared.

Passing the Inspection

Vehicles that pass a Level I or V Inspection without critical violations are awarded a CVSA decal, valid for three months, indicating compliance. However, vehicles with out-of-service violations will be prohibited from operation until these are rectified. Similarly, drivers found with violations related to credentials or impairment will be restricted from driving.

Why It Matters

The Roadcheck underscores the CVSA’s commitment to enhance road safety and prevent accidents. As the event approaches, it’s crucial for carriers and drivers to understand the focus areas and inspection processes. By proactively preparing, you can ensure that your fleet remains safe, compliant, and operational.


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Visit CVSA’s Website for More Information on the 2024 International Roadcheck.