You may have noticed USDOT officers already ramping up efforts in your areas recently. Set for June 2-4, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will be conducting a roadside inspection blitz in cooperation with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Admin., Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Admin., Canadian Council of Motor Transport Admin. and the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation in Mexico. This effort, in addition to regular patrols and audits, will include 8,500 additional inspectors in 1,850 locations around the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
The CVSA is targeting these areas: The North American Standard Level I inspection, which examines all of the following:
-driver's record of duty status
-medical examiner's certificate and waiver
-hours of service
-alcohol and drugs (if applicable)
-vehicle inspection report
-seat belts and enforcement
-lamps on projecting loads
-van and open-top trailer bodies
-wheels and rims
-emergency exits on buses as well as motorcoach and bus safety compliance
-HazMat requirements (if applicable)
Watch your back this week and next. Everybody talking about lowballing what about your trucks without them you have nothing.