The annual 72 hours initiative – International Roadcheck 2020 starts today, on September 9.
The initiative will be held in the USA, Canada, and Mexico until September 11 by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA).
Previously, the Roadcheck was listed on May 5 — 7. But the initiative was delayed to September due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Driver requirements" are on the Roadcheck agenda this year. In 2019, 3.36 million CMV inspections identified 944,794 driver violations – according to FMCSA report.
For the driver, 72 hours of enforcement will consist of the steps:
- driver's documents verification;
- identification of the motor carrier;
- examination the driver's license;
- record of duty status check;
- periodic inspection reports review.
If applicable, the inspector will also check the Medical Examiner's Certificate, Skill Performance Evaluation Certificate, Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse status, and the driver's daily vehicle inspection report.
Inspectors will also check if drivers use the seatbelt, have illness or fatigue, and apparent alcohol or drug possession or impairment.
Check the Roadcheck driver requirements, and make sure you follow all the list: