Roadcheck 2018: What You Need to Know to Stay Compliant
Hours-of-Service and Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Compliance
The annual International Roadcheck led by Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will be running June 5-7 this year. According to the CVSA, this year’s focus will be on hours-of-service and electronic logging device (ELD) compliance. “The top reason drivers were placed out of service during 2017 International Roadcheck was for hours-of-service violations,” said CVSA President Capt. Christopher Turner of the Kansas Highway Patrol.
A lot of drivers and companies see the initiative as an inconvenience, but the program has been effective and helps to keep our roadways safe. These inspections are an opportunity for both trucking companies and drivers to get clean inspections which can ultimately lead to better Inspection Selection System (ISS) and Compliance, Safety, Accountability Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories (CSA BASIC) scores. Both ISS and BASIC scores are heavy focuses for insurance underwriters, and lowering these scores through proactive measures will lead to long-term savings in the form of lower premiums.
It’s important to note that during the inspections hours-of-service and ELD’s will not be the only focus. Inspectors will also be doing full Level I inspections. A Level I Inspection is a 37-step procedure that examines the commercial motor vehicle (CMV) and the driver. During the 2017 roadcheck, inspectors conducted more than 63,000 inspections, and of those, 15,000 out-of-service orders were issued.
If you want to learn more about roadcheck 2018, talk to a member of the ‘A’ Team.
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