Potomac Chapter ISEE

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has announced this year’s International Roadcheck dates as May 17-19 with a focus on wheel ends.

What actually occurs during these events?

International Roadcheck is a 72-hour high-visibility, high-volume commercial motor vehicle inspection and enforcement initiative. Commercial motor vehicle inspectors in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. will conduct North American Standard Inspections of commercial motor vehicles and drivers at weigh and inspection stations, on roving patrols, and at temporary inspection sites.
Each year, CVSA focuses on a specific aspect of a roadside inspection. This year, the focus will be on wheel ends. Wheel end components support the heavy loads carried by commercial motor vehicles, maintain stability and control, and are critical for braking. Violations involving wheel end components historically account for about one quarter of the vehicle out-of-service violations discovered during International Roadcheck, and past International Roadcheck data routinely identified wheel end components as a top 10 vehicle violation.
If an inspector identifies critical inspection item violations that meet the North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria during a vehicle inspection, the inspector will put the vehicle out of service, which means that the vehicle can not be driven until the critical violations are corrected. If you are are unfamiliar with what can place a CMV out of service, go to https://www.oregon.gov/odot/MCT/Roadside_Inspector_Documents/North-American-Standard-Out-of-Service-Criteria.pdf for the current out of service criteria. For an explanation of the various CVSA inspection levels or the roadside inspection process, visit https://www.oregon.gov/odot/MCT/Roadside_Inspector_Documents/Roadside-Inspection-Manual.pdf for Oregon’s entire Roadside Inspection Manual. Just copy the link and paste it into your web address bar.

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