By Max Fisher, Vice President of Economics and Government Relations
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will be conducting its annual three-day truck inspection blitz from Sept. 9-11. CVSA is comprised of local, state, provincial, territorial and federal commercial motor vehicle safety officials and trucking industry representatives.
Trucking industry officials indicate some truck drivers choose to take a vacation during the annual three-day event as approximately 9,000 inspectors throughout North America will be conducting commercial motor vehicle and driver inspections at weigh and inspection stations or as part of roving mobile patrols.
For the driver portion of the inspection, inspectors will collect and verify the driver’s documents, identify the motor carrier, examine the driver’s license, check the record of duty status, review periodic inspection reports, check the medical examiner’s certificate, skill performance evaluation certificate and the driver’s daily vehicle inspection report. Inspectors also will check drivers for seat belt usage, illness, fatigue, and apparent alcohol or drug possession or impairment. Drivers found to be in violation of the rules may be placed out of service.