Member Advisory: CVSA Roadcheck June 7-9,2016

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UMA MEMBER ADVISORY

To:            United Motorcoach Association Members

From:        Ken Presley, vice president of industry relations & COO

Date:         April 18, 2016

RE:           CVSA Roadcheck – June 7-9, 2016

CVSA's 29th annual International Roadcheck will take place June 7-9, 2016.

The CVSA’s Roadcheck is a 3-day/72-hour period when approximately 10,000 CVSA-certified local, state, provincial, territorial and federal inspectors in jurisdictions across North America perform large truck and bus safety inspections.

During the annual event, CVSA-certified inspectors conduct compliance, enforcement and educational initiatives targeted at various elements of motor carrier, vehicle and driver safety.

The special emphasis for 2016 International Roadcheck is tire safety. Inspectors focus on:

  • Tire tread depth  
  • Tire pressure
  • Overall condition of the tire 
  • No items are lodged between dual tires  
  • No deep cuts or bulges exist in the sidewalls of the tire

While checking a vehicle's tires is always part of roadside inspections, CVSA is highlighting tire safety as a reminder to drivers and carriers.

Inspectors will primarily be conducting Level I Inspections, a 37-step procedure that includes an examination of both the driver and vehicle.

Drivers are required to provide items such as their license, endorsements, medical card and hours-of-service documentation, seat belt usage and the use of alcohol and/or drugs.

For a complete list of CVSA inspection criteria, please check your CVSA North American Out-of-Service Criteria Handbook. 

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