International Roadcheck September 9-11, 2020 and Brake Safety Week August 23-29, 2020
The annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) International Roadcheck was originally scheduled for May with a focus on driver requirements, however, due to COVID-19, it was postponed. The new dates have been released for September 9-11, 2020 with a focus on driver requirements.
International Roadcheck is the largest targeted commercial motor vehicle (CMV) inspection blitz in the world with 199,722 drivers being put out-of-service from driver violations in the 2019 blitz alone. FMCSA participates in this event to promote the regulations set forth for drivers and their vehicles. During the event, there are inspections happening every minute with an average of 17 vehicles inspected per minute.
CVSA releases the dates for the annual road check early to allow drivers and motor carriers to prepare themselves and their vehicles. This is a reminder to be ready for a roadside inspection at all times. While the International Roadcheck is only 72-hours, roadside inspections happen every day of the year to ensure drivers and their vehicles are properly vetted and cared for. This ensures not only the safety of the driver but also the safety of all drivers on the roadways.
CVSA also plans to have its annual Brake Safety Week on August 23-29. Inspections of CMVs will be focused on critical out-of-service brake violations or other critical vehicles out-of-service inspection item violations. Vehicles that pass this inspection will receive a CVSA decal.
Additional information about the Blitz, here.