How To Prepare For The 2020 Roadcheck Inspection Blitz

The CVSA Roadcheck Inspection Blitz is next week

Next Wednesday through Friday (September 9-11), the CVSA Roadcheck Inspection Blitz will be stopping truckers everywhere.

Last year they focused primarily on Level 1 and Level 2 inspections of commercial motor vehicles.

This year, however, they have a new focus: Level 3 inspections of driver credentials and Hours of Service (HOS). Here’s what you need to know to be ready.

2020 Roadcheck Blitz Breakdown

According to the CVSA, some of the things they look for during a Level 3 inspection include:

“Driver’s license; Medical Examiner’s Certificate and Skill Performance Evaluation (SPE) Certificate; driver’s record of duty status; hours of service; seat belt; vehicle inspection report(s); and carrier identification and status.” 

The record duty status and hours of service points mean that you need to be able to pull up information from your ELD. According to Overdrive.com, you are also required to have at least a week’s worth of paper logs as a backup, among other items related to your ELD.

The best way to avoid an inspection altogether is to have a well-maintained, pre-tripped truck and trailer. If your vehicle looks like it’s in rough shape, this can increase the likelihood of inspections. 

Just be safe, smart, and forthright with inspectors and you’ll be fine!

File your 2020 Form 2290 today

One important piece of information you may need to make sure your driver credentials are current is a stamped Schedule 1 for 2020. If you missed the 2290 deadline, you need to file today!

ExpressTruckTax makes that process quick and easy. You’ll be back on the road in less than 5 minutes!

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