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CVSA Announces 2021 International Roadcheck Focus

May 4 – 6, 2021


The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) recently announced that this year’s International Roadcheck has been scheduled for May 4-6, 2021. The International Roadcheck is an annual, three-day enforcement initiative that will focus on lighting and hours of service (HOS).


The CVSA also establishes a specific emphasis each year for inspections. Last year’s focus was on driver requirements, while this year’s will be on lighting and hours of service (HOS) compliance. According to the CVSA, this year’s focus was selected based on results from the 2020 International Roadcheck. Lighting was one of the most common types of out-of-service vehicle violations last year, accounting for over 10% of total vehicle violations. HOS compliance was the top type of out-of-service driver violation last year, contributing to approximately one-third of overall driver violations.


Per this year’s emphasis, each inspection will ensure that vehicles’ lighting devices are fully operable and in adequate condition. In addition, these inspections will include a review of drivers’ documentation regarding their time spent behind the wheel and rest periods to confirm HOS compliance.


In the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the CVSA emphasized that all inspections will be conducted with proper health and safety protocols in place. Further, vehicles containing COVID-19 vaccine shipments will not be stopped for inspections unless a serious violation or imminent hazard is detected.


During the 2020 International Roadcheck, inspectors conducted 50,151 inspections on commercial motor vehicles throughout North America, with 12,254 vehicles being removed from the road and 3,247 drivers being placed out of service due to violations.


Do not let your organization become another statistic during this year’s event. For more commercial driving resources and insurance solutions, contact us today.


What Next?

Still have questions about the CVSA International Roadcheck? As always, you are welcome to contact the IBTX Risk Management team so we can help you schedule any training, or answer any questions you have.


Antonio Arzate

Associate Vice President of Risk Management Services

(817) 938-0505 |


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