International Roadcheck 2023 is a major commercial safety initiative that is coming soon. The event will occur across North America from May 16 to 18. Drivers in New Mexico are especially advised to be on the lookout for representatives of this program. It will affect commercial vehicle drivers in a great many ways.
Why has this event been scheduled?
Roadcheck 2023 is an event that is designed to reduce the total number of fatal truck accidents taking place all across the country. It will focus on several vital aspects of commercial vehicle safety. These include such areas as anti-lock braking systems and the securement of cargo.
Where will the event take place?
Drivers of commercial vehicles are advised that Roadcheck 2023 is scheduled to take place all over North America. However, there are several areas where they can expect to receive special attention from authorities representing the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA). These may include the following:
- Weigh stations
- Regularly designated inspection stations
- Specially assigned inspection areas as stipulated by the CVSA for this program
What areas will the inspection entail?
Serious violations of the safety code can come in many forms. These can include such instances as improper loading. Commercial truck drivers should know that the International Roadcheck will focus on this and many related areas.
Cargo securement is an especially vital issue since it has been the cause of many fatal truck accidents in the past few years. Improper handling of cargo can have a serious impact on how the vehicle handles. This can cause the driver to lose control.
A driver will receive notification if they complete the inspection without serious violations. Their vehicle may be designated with a specially designed CVSA decal. Once received, the notice will be valid for up to 3 months. This will certify their vehicle as one that meets the latest safety standards.