The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced the dates the focus for the 2020 International Roadcheck or “blitz”. The CVSA announced today that the International Roadcheck will take place May 5-7 and will be focusing on the driver.
The CVSA points to FMCSA data that shows out of 3,355,425 driver inspections in 2019, 944,794 violations were found and 195,545 drivers were placed out of service for these violations. Becuase of this, the focus will be on driver requirements including driver age, CDL status, medical cards, ELD enforcement and proper documentation.
“With last year’s federal electronic logging device full-compliance mandate in the U.S., the Alliance decided that this year’s International Roadcheck would be the perfect opportunity to revisit all aspects of roadside inspection driver requirements,” said CVSA President Sgt. John Samis with the Delaware State Police.
This year the 72-hour safety blitz is being held one month earlier than its normally held.
“We’re aware that some drivers opt to stay off roadways during the three days of International Roadcheck. Although there is certainly an increase in the number of inspections conducted during International Roadcheck, it’s important to remember that inspections are conducted every day of the year. Inspectors will be inspecting commercial motor vehicles the day before International Roadcheck starts, the day after it ends, as well as any other day of the year,” Sgt. Samis added.