This year’s Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will take place from May 17-19. This year’s inspection focus will be on wheel-end components, which support the heavy loads carried by motor vehicles, maintain stability and control, and are critical for braking
During International Roadcheck, motor vehicles and drivers will go through North American Standard Inspections at different weigh and inspection stations, temporary inspection sites, and on-the-road patrols.
Tips to prepare for the Roadcheck
As mentioned above, the focus for this year’s Roadcheck is on wheel ends. CVSA inspectors will look for the following: Click Here!
- Check for cracks or unseated locking rings, studs or clamps.
- Check for bent, cracked or broken rims on the inside and outside wheel rims.
- Check for loose, broken, missing or damaged wheel fasteners and elongated stud holes.
- Check spoke wheels for cracks across spokes and in the web area or slippage in the clamp areas.
- Check the hub for lubricant leaks, missing caps or plugs.
- Check the inner wheel seal for leaks.
- Check the tire and valve stem for leaks.
- Check for proper inflation, cuts and bulges on all tires, including the inside tire on a dual set.
- Check for regrooved tires on steering axle.
- Check tread wear and measure major tread groove depth.
- Inspect the sidewall for improper repairs, such as tire plugs.
- Check for exposed fabric or cord.
- Check for tire contact with any part of the vehicle.
- Check for markings on the tire that would exclude its use on a steering axle.
- Check for debris between the tires.
- Check for tires touching one another or any part of the vehicle.
Don’t forget to check on the following as well. Click Here!
Fuel and Exhaust Systems
Frame, Van, and Open Top Trailers
Securement of Cargo
As always, FreightWorks advises all drivers to get enough rest, buckle up before rolling out, and keep your eyes on the road. International Roadcheck is to ensure that everyone gets to deliver excellence and stay safe at all times.