International Roadcheck Set for May 17th-19th with Emphasis on Wheel Ends
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced this year’s International Road check dates as May 17-19 with a focus on wheel ends. Road check is a 72-hour high-visibility, high-volume commercial motor vehicle inspection, and enforcement initiative. Commercial motor vehicle inspectors in Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. will conduct North American Standard Inspections of commercial motor vehicles and drivers at weighing and inspection stations, on roving patrols, and at temporary inspection sites. Each year, CVSA focuses on a specific aspect of a roadside inspection. This year, the focus will be on wheel ends. Wheel end components support the heavy loads carried by commercial motor vehicles, maintain stability and control, and are critical for braking. Violations involving wheel-end components historically account for about one-quarter of the vehicle out-of-service violations discovered during Road check, and past Road check data routinely identified wheel-end components as a top 10 vehicle violation.