RoadCheck Inspection Bonanza Coming June 5-7

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More than 70,000 trucks will be inspected between June 5-7. Is your fleet ready?
Over 72 hours at the beginning of June, 10,000 inspectors from local, county, state and federal groups will pull over or inspect about 70,000 vehicles. That’s right: it’s time to get your fleet and drivers ready for RoadCheck 2012.

What is RoadCheck?

You’re probably already familiar with it, given than about 16 trucks per minute were inspected during RoadCheck last year.

The details are this: The Commercial Vehicle Safety Association sponsors Roadcheck with participation by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, Transport Canada, and the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (Mexico).

What Will They Look For During RoadCheck?

Anything and everything. Last year, drivers were pulled over or directed into weigh stations or other inspection locations and asked to show their

  1. Commercial driver’s license
  2. Medical examiner’s certificate
  3. Record of duty status

Inspectors also looked at brakes, tires, lights and every major component of the truck or bus. You can expect them to look at load securement as well.

Will Our CSA Score Get Dinged?

Yes. This isn’t a rehearsal; these are actual inspections.

How Should We Get Ready?

Training your drivers with a few lessons starting immediately seems a good idea, and getting your shop prepared for the issues that drivers find during more thorough pre-trip inspections.

  • Defensive Driving
  • Space Management
  • Driver Distractions
  • Speed Management
  • Winter Driving
  • Lane Changes and Intersections
  • Rollover Prevention
  • Visual Search
  • Defensive Driving – Enhanced
  • Skid Control
  • Hazard Awareness
  • Road Rage
  • Emergency Maneuvers
  • Winter Driving – No Chains
  • Rear End Collision Avoidance
  • Avoiding Roadside Collisions
  • Night Driving
  • Summer and Mountain Driving
  • Longer Combination Vehicles
  • Tanker Rollovers

Fatigued Driving

  • Hours of Service
  • Fatigue Management
  • Log Books
  • Hours of Service — No Sleeper
  • Fatigue Management — Spanish

Driver Fitness

  • Driver Wellness
  • Driver Qualifications
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Driver Disqualifications
  • CDL Basics


  • Drug and Alcohol Awareness

Vehicle Maintenance

Improper Loading/Cargo Issues