The International Roadcheck, an annual three-day event dedicated to the safety of road transport carriers, will take place from May 14 to 16, 2024. Sponsored by the CVSA with the support of several government agencies, this program is the largest of its kind, aiming to inspect about 15 trucks and buses every minute in North America for 72 hours. Since 1988, over 1.8 million roadside inspections have been conducted during this event. It serves not only to ensure compliance and enforcement of safety standards but also to educate the industry and the public on the importance of safe operation of commercial vehicles.
As part of the CVSA’s 2023 International Roadcheck Inspection and Enforcement Initiative, which lasted 94.5 hours, 59,429 commercial vehicles were inspected in Canada, Mexico, and the United States from May 16 to 18. 19% of the inspected vehicles, or 11,270, were put out of service following the discovery of at least one violation. These vehicles were removed from circulation until the violations were corrected. In total, there were 17,479 out-of-service vehicle violations.
Moreover, 5.5% of the drivers of inspected vehicles, or 3,256, were restricted from driving due to at least one out-of-service driver violations, in accordance with the CVSA North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria. These drivers were prohibited from commercial travel until the violations were corrected, totaling 5,280 out-of-service driver violations.
In summary, 116,669 violations were identified during this operation, including all driver and vehicle out-of-service violations, as well as those that did not result in an out-of-service status.