Are you ready for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Road Check 2023? This year’s International Road Check is May 16th – 18th with an objective to ensure safety for drivers and travelers across all roadways. 

This roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world, with nearly 15 trucks or buses inspected, on average, every minute across North America during a 72-hour period. 

For the 2023 International Roadcheck, the focus will be on anti-lock braking systems (ABS) and cargo securement.

ABS violations are not out-of-service violations; however, the anti-lock braking system plays a critical role in reducing collisions. A properly functioning ABS will prevent wheels from locking up or skidding, allowing a driver to maintain control of the vehicle while braking.

Improper or inadequate cargo securement accounted for 10.6% of all vehicle out-of-service violations discovered during last year’s International Roadcheck, and past International Roadcheck data routinely found cargo securement violations in the top five of vehicle out-of-service violations.

If you have questions about this or any other mandates please contact the Director of Safety, Kelly Krapu. TrueNorth Compliance Services is dedicated to helping you navigate all rules and regulations.