International Roadcheck Begins

CVSA International Roadcheck

2023 International Roadcheck

The 2023 International Roadcheck event begins today. This year’s 3 day Roadcheck places an emphasis on Anti-Lock Braking Systems (ABS) and Cargo Securement.

Inspection Details

During inspection of ABS on a commercial motor vehicle, inspectors will:

  • Determine whether ABS is required on the vehicle(s).
  • Ensure the ABS lamp cycles on and off for all ABS- required vehicles during the diagnostic check.
  • Check for indications of an ABS malfunction, such as lamps remaining on during transit.

During inspection of cargo securement on a commercial motor vehicle, inspectors will:

  • Ensure spare tires, loads, cargo and dunnage are secured and prevented from falling, blowing, spilling or leaking from the vehicle, or rolling or shifting in transit.
  • Confirm there are enough tiedowns for the weight and length of the items being transported.
  • Check for defective securement devices (e.g., loose, torn, damaged, bent, knotted tiedowns).
  • Inspect anchor points and structures for damage.
  • Verify commodity-specific cargo is secured in accordance with the regulations.

About International Roadcheck

International Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement outreach program on commercial motor vehicles in the world, with nearly 15 trucks and motorcoaches inspected, on average, every minute across North America during a 72-hour period. Since its inception in 1988, nearly 2 million roadside inspections have been conducted during International Roadcheck.

Every year, CVSA’s member jurisdictions throughout North America voluntarily take part in International Roadcheck with participation from FMCSA, the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, Transport Canada, and Mexico’s Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation.