Each year, International Roadcheck places special emphasis on a category of violations. This year’s focus is steering and suspension systems. While checking vehicle compliance is always part of the North American Standard Inspection Program, CVSA is highlighting steering components and suspension systems this year as a reminder of their importance to highway safety.
To help drivers and motor carriers prepare for this year’s International Roadcheck, we offer several informational documents for your download and use:
- 2019 International Roadcheck Emphasis Area: Steering and Suspension Flyer – This flyer describes the importance of steering and suspension systems and ways to identify issues. It also outlines what inspectors look for during the inspection of the steering mechanism and the suspension components.
- International Roadcheck Steering and Suspension Systems Violations – This document contains charts of steering and suspension violations from 2018 International Roadcheck. The charts describe steering and suspension violations (both out-of-service violations and non-out-of-service violations) and common issues.
- North American Standard Roadside Inspection Vehicle Cheat Sheet – This cheat sheet outlines what an inspector looks for in a vehicle when conducting a roadside inspection, including brakes; coupling devices; fuel and exhaust systems; frame, van and open-top trailers; lighting; securement of cargo; steering; suspension; and tires, wheels, rims and hubs.