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CVSA International Roadcheck 2023 Ends

Today is the last day of this year's CVSA's International Roadcheck, and while enforcement won't be out in such strong of a force they will still be conducting roadside inspections. Preparing your drivers for what to expect from the inspections and how to prevent violations will save your company from fines and potential audits.

Front of a state trooper squad car in front of a tractor trailer

Brakes, lights, tires and cargo securement routinely make up the Top 5 Roadside Inspection Violations while hours of service/logs and problems with licensure are the top causes for driver violations. Many of these violations can be found in an pre-trip inspection, and not only will the pre-trip inspection help drivers notice these common violations but it will also help them notice other issues and potential violations on their vehicle.

Properly securing your load, both by weight and length, will also save you and your company from violations during a roadside inspection and potential fines. You also need to ensure that drivers are using the proper securement devices for the type and weight of the load.

Lucky for you we offer online Pre/Post Trip and Cargo Securement Training online through DOT University. Also, in honor of this year's roadcheck we are offering $20 off the purchase of both classes, offer is available for the purchase of each class together or separately. Use code ROADCHECK23 to redeem the offer.

Descriptions of both classes can be found below.

Drivers Pre/Post Trip Inspection - Pickup and Trailer Combinations

This course aims to teach drivers the requirements of the pre and post trip inspections with emphasis on hydraulic brake power units and trailers with electric brakes. Drivers will learn how to conduct the inspection, with a virtual walk around, and how to properly fill out the DVIR. Certificate provided upon completion of the course, 14-day enrollment period.

Drivers are required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to complete a pre and post trip inspection every time they operate a vehicle. To complete the inspection properly, training is highly recommended.

Basic Cargo Securement & Securement of Machinery

Familiarize students with 49 CFR 393 Cargo Securement requirements for CMVs. Students will develop an understanding of general applications and specific requirements for light/heavy machinery to include securement device standards, prevention of loss/shift of load, tie down defects and much more. Certificate provided upon completion of the course, 14-day enrollment period.

All motor carriers operating in intrastate or interstate commerce, hauling any article of cargo, are required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to complete two hours of Cargo Securement training. This training is great for initial onboarding training for new drivers and for seasoned drivers as refresher training.

Make sure to check out the other courses offered through, DOT University! We currently are offering Reasonable Suspicion for Supervisors, Cargo Securement, Defensive Driving, and Pre/Post Trip Inspection. In the coming months, we plan on releasing Pre/Post Trip Inspection Training for Large Truck Combinations, DOT Compliance Essentials and Periodic Annual Inspection Qualification Training (Appendix A).

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