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March 30, 2022


Are Your Drivers Prepared for the CVSA International Roadcheck Scheduled May 17-19th  

Tosha Missel, PacLease Marketing Specialist

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) International Roadcheck is scheduled for May 17-19th. With the date quickly approaching are your drivers prepared?

The CVSA International Roadcheck is one of the world’s largest target enforced programs for commercial motor vehicles. On average, nearly 15 trucks or buses are inspected every minute during this event. This year’s CVSA International Roadcheck will have an emphasis on wheel ends, which include wheels, tires, rims and hubs.

Wheel end components support:

  • Heavy vehicle loads
  • Control and stability of the vehicle
  • Braking and stopping distance

Historically wheel end components account for nearly a quarter of vehicle out-of-service violations discovered during International Roadcheck. Wheel end components, have been identified as a top 10 vehicle violation.

Signs wheel end components may need maintenance or replacement:

  • Uneven or abnormal tire wear
  • Extremely hot hubcaps (visual smoke or smell of smoke)
  • Steering wheel vibration
  • Wobble
  • Noise coming from any wheel
  • Increased stopping distance
  • Decreased braking power
  • Abnormal pulling to the side when braking
  • Wheel lock-up
  • Skidding

Since the inception of CVSA International Roadcheck in 1988, more than 1.4 million roadside inspections have been performed. Remember an aggressive preventative maintenance plan can go a long way to ensuring safety and DOT compliance. Prepare your fleet now, and avoid becoming another out of service statistic.

For more information on the CVSA International Roadcheck.

Learn more about Wheel End Violations from CVSA.

Keep your drivers up to date on safety and compliance training with PacTrainer.

Tags: Safety | CVSA | Analytics

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