FRANKFORT, Ky. (FOX 56) — The Kentucky State Police (KSP) will soon be conducting commercial vehicle inspections.
KSP is participating in the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) annual International Roadcheck enforcement program from May 17-19. The 72-hour enforcement program occurs in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico to ensure drivers’ and vehicles’ compliance with regulations.
Inspectors will be looking for violations outlined in the North American Out-of-Service Criteria. If a violation is found, the vehicle will not be able to operate on the roadway until the issue is corrected.
CVSA focuses on a different specific aspect of the inspection during the annual road check. This year, the organization is focusing on vehicle wheel ends. Wheel ends support heavy loads carried by commercial motor vehicles and are critical for breaking. Data indicates that improper maintenance of wheel ends is a top-10 violation.
Additionally, inspectors will check the driver’s credentials, seat belt usage, and alcohol and/or drug impairment during the inspection.
KSP Major Nathan Day emphasized the International Roadcheck is conducted for everyone’s safety on roadways.
“It’s important to our agency that motorists are safe on our roadways. International Roadcheck is another way for us to ensure safety and remove any commercial vehicles or drivers that put others in danger,” said Major Day.
CVSA conducted more than 40,000 inspections during last year’s International Roadcheck, resulting in 6,710 commercial vehicles and 2,080 drivers removed from the roadways.