CVSA Roadcheck

Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

International Roadcheck Set for May 5-7 by CVSA

CVSA Roadcheck James Dasch (left), a driver for Lucky Dog Industries, speaks with an inspector at the 2019 Roadcheck event. (Eric Miller/Transport Topics)

The high-volume, high-visibility International Roadcheck event will take place May 5-7, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced Jan. 27.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 27, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

2019 Roadcheck Nabs 17.9% of Vehicles and 4.2% of Drivers

Officers perform a roadside inspection Officers perform a roadside inspection. (FMCSA)

Commercial vehicle inspectors conducted more than 67,000 inspections during a stepped-up three-day enforcement effort in June, putting 12,019 commercial vehicles and 2,784 drivers out of service.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 29, 2019
Government, Equipment, Safety

CVSA to Conduct Brake Safety Week Sept. 15-22

CVSA brake inspection A brake inspection from a previous Brake Safety Week. (CVSA)

Roadside inspectors will be conducting inspections with a special emphasis on brakes Sept. 15-22, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 18, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Steering, Suspension Systems Focus of 2019 CVSA Roadcheck

2019 CVSA Roadcheck A Virginia State Police officer performs a load securement inspection during a previous International Roadcheck event. (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance)

Steering and suspension systems will be the focus of the annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance International Roadcheck event June 4-6.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 5, 2019
Editorial

Editorial: The Value of Zero

Mathematics started tens of thousands of years ago because Stone Age people needed to count what they had, or wanted, or even what they had lost. At the start, there was no need to formally quantify the concept of nothing, or zero. At some point, though, a clever person came up with the idea of zero and it revolutionized the use of numbers.

July 17, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Experts Say Inspection System Should Have Room to Give Credit for No Violations

truck inspection DOT Readiness Group

For years, truckers have been complaining that inspectors do not always submit reports to federal regulators giving them credit for no violations or “clean” roadside inspections.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 13, 2017
Government, Business, Safety

12% of Trucks Inspected on Brake Safety Day Placed Out of Service

Eric Miller/Transport Topics

Nearly eight out of 10 large trucks and buses did not have any critical violations during an unannounced special brake inspection day across the United States and Canada earlier this year, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced on July 12.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 12, 2017
Government, Business

Aggressive Roadcheck Inspections Lead to Bump in Citations

Washington State Patrol

U.S. truck and bus safety inspections surged in early June, coinciding with International Roadcheck, the safety campaign by North American law enforcement departments.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
August 4, 2015