Be prepared: here’s what inspectors are looking for

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From June 2 to June 4 10,000 local, state, provincial and federal inspectors will be stopping trucks and conducting inspections as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 28th annual International Roadcheck.

Inspectors will conduct the North American Standard Level I Inspection, which CVSA says is the most thorough roadside inspection with 37 steps. They will also be paying close attention to how well loads are secured.

CVSA inspectors will:

  • Ask drivers for their license, endorsements, medical card and hours-of-service documentation
  • Check for seat belt usage
  • Check for use of alcohol and/or drugs.

They will also inspect the vehicle’s

  • braking system
  • coupling devices
  • exhaust system
  • frame
  • fuel system
  • lights
  • safe loading
  • steering mechanism
  • drive line,
  • suspension
  • tires
  • van and open-top trailer bodies
  • wheels and rims
  • windshield wipers
  • emergency exits on buses.