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Be Aware of a Nationwide CMV Roadside Inspection Event on May 16-18, 2023

On May 16-18, 2023, you may see increased highway patrol presence. This event is known as International Roadcheck. The nationwide roadside inspection event is hosted by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) with law enforcement from across the country to increase commercial motor vehicle safety.

During International Roadcheck, inspectors will conduct their usual roadside safety inspections of commercial motor vehicles and drivers, and this year's focus will be on anti-lock braking systems and cargo securement, which are critical for preventing collisions and maintaining vehicle maneuverability.

Data will be gathered from those three days and shared later this year, as a snapshot of the state of commercial motor vehicle and driver safety.

Vehicles that successfully pass a Level I or Level V Inspection without any critical vehicle inspection item violations may receive a CVSA decal, which is valid for three months. If the inspector does identify critical vehicle inspection item violations, as outlined in the North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria, the vehicle will be restricted from operating until the identified out-of-service conditions have been corrected. Inspectors may also restrict the driver from operating if the driver is found to have driver out-of-service violations, such as not possessing a valid or necessary operating license or exhibiting signs of impairment.

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