The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck will take place June 4-6.

Over that 72-hour period, commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout North America will conduct inspections on commercial motor vehicles and drivers.

Inspectors will conduct a Level 1, 37-step inspection.

Get The 37-Step Inspection Checklist

North American Standard Level 1 Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspection

  1. Choose the Inspection Site
  2. Approach the Vehicle
  3. Greet and Prepare the Driver
  4. Interview Driver
  5. Collect the Driver’s Documents
  6. Check for Presence of Hazardous Materials/Dangerous Goods
  7. Identify the Carrier
  8. Examine Driver’s License or CDL
  9. Check Medical Examiner’s Certificate and Skill Performance Evaluation (SPE) Certificate (if applicable)
  10. Check Record of Duty Status
  11. Review Driver’s Daily Vehicle Inspection Report (if applicable)
  12. Review Periodic Inspection Report(s)
  13. Prepare Driver for Vehicle Inspection
  14. Inspect Front of Tractor
  15. Inspect Left Front side of Tractor
  16. Inspect Left Saddle Tank Area
  17. Inspect Trailer Front
  18. Inspect Left Rear Tractor Area
  19. Inspect Left Side of Trailer
  20. Inspect Left Rear Trailer Wheels
  21. Inspect Rear of Trailer
  22. Inspect Double, Triple and Full Trailers
  23. Inspect Right Rear Trailer Wheels
  24. Inspect Right Side of Trailer
  25. Inspect Right Rear Tractor Area
  26. Inspect Right Saddle Tank Area
  27. Inspect Right Front Side of Tractor
  28. Inspect Steering Axle(s)
  29. Inspect Axle(s) 2 and/or 3
  30. Inspect Axle(s) 4 and/or 5
  31. Prepare the Vehicle and Check Brake Adjustment
  32. Inspect Tractor Protection System (this procedure tests both the tractor protection system and the emergency brakes)
  33. Inspect Required Brake System Warning Devices
  34. Test Air Loss Rate
  35. Check Steering Wheel Lash
  36. Check Fifth Wheel Movement
  37. Complete the Inspection

Emphasis will be placed on steering and suspensions. Failed inspections could place a vehicle out-of-service. And out-of-service orders will affect the company’s FMCSA Compliance, Safety and Accountability score and its Safety Fitness Determination.

International Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world, with around 17 trucks and buses inspected, on average, every minute in Canada, the United States and Mexico during a 72-hour period. Since its inception in 1988, more than 1.6 million roadside inspections have been conducted during International Roadcheck campaigns.