Blog Post: Are you ready for Road Check 2017?

By Jim Lavery

Director of Business Development, New England, Transervice

It’s not too late to ensure that you are ready for Road Check 2017

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 30th annual International Road Check will take place June 6-8, 2017. Over a 72-hour period, CVSA-certified commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout North America will conduct inspections of commercial motor vehicles and their drivers.

Inspectors will mainly be conducting a North American Standard Level I Inspection, which is the most thorough roadside inspection. It’s a 37-step procedure that includes an examination of both driver operating requirements and vehicle mechanical fitness.

The vehicle inspection includes checking items such as brake systems, cargo, coupling devices, driveline/ driveshafts, exhaust systems, frames, fuel systems, lighting devices (required lamps), steering mechanisms, suspensions, tires, van and open-top trailer bodies, wheels, rims and hubs, windshield wipers and emergency exits (on buses).

One of the many benefits of an on –site Transervice customer managed maintenance garage is that the fleet is not just ready for early June, but is ready every day, due to its close to 50 years of experience maintaining customer fleets. Every Transervice performed preventative maintenance inspection is also a recognized annual federal inspection. If a unit passes a federal annual inspection, it will have no exposure at a road – side stop.  Is your preventative maintenance process / sticker also a recognized Federal Annual Inspection / sticker? If not, then you are paying for redundancy. 

If you’d like to hear more about how Transervice can relieve your company and its fleet from both exposure and unnecessary maintenance costs, please contact Transervice for a complimentary capabilities presentation.