Patriot Freight Group

Roadcheck 2023

Be Prepared for International Roadcheck 2023

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck 2023 kicks off on May 16th. For three days commercial truck drivers are more likely to be stopped by officers for Level I, Level II and Level III inspections. During Roadcheck 2022 more than 58,000 inspections were completed, and this year will be no different. These are serious inspections that took 6.2% of drivers and 23.8% of vehicles out of service last year. 

All carriers that are operating in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico need to be aware that between May 16th-18th there’s a good chance you’ll have to pass a random inspection. It’s also good to know what the inspections will be looking for so more trucks stay in service. 

What to Know for Roadcheck 2023

The goal of the annual Roadcheck event is to promote safety in the trucking industry – something Patriot Freight Group practices daily. This year the International Roadcheck will emphasize cargo securement and anti-lock brake (ABS) systems. CVSA-certified inspectors will cover these two points in detail. 

What is Being Checked

Anti-Lock Brake Systems

The main thing that officers are looking at with the ABS system is the key-on ABS self-test. Everything needs to function properly for the test and the malfunction light needs to turn off after testing. 

Cargo Securement

If cargo is not secured properly it can shift and move during transit, becoming a potentially dangerous hazard that could fall and cause a traffic accident. Loose cargo could also compromise the driver’s ability to control the vehicle. Inspections during Roadcheck 2023 will include a thorough examination of the tiedowns to ensure they are in good condition. The load will also need to be properly secured to pass the inspection. 


The International Roadcheck isn’t just inspecting trucks. The carriers themselves will also be evaluated. If a driver isn’t up-to-speed on safety regulations they might be put out-of-service. 

Where Inspections Will Take Place

Inspections are happening all across the U.S. as well as Canada and Mexico. CVSA inspectors will be conducting inspections at:

  • Weigh stations
  • Inspection stations
  • Designated inspection areas
  • Along roadways

Any and all commercial vehicles can be stopped for an inspection during the roadcheck event.  

How Patriot Freight Group is Preparing for Roadcheck 2023

At Patriot Freight Group our trucks are kept in exceptional condition at all times. And we hire carriers with exceptional driving records that go through extensive safety training. However, to ensure operations aren’t impacted by the annual roadcheck event we always take extra measures to make sure carriers are road ready.

In preparation for Roadcheck 2023, we’re making sure our partners and clients are equally prepared. Conducting thousands of inspections takes a lot of time, but the goal is to improve safety without extending your timeline or budget. 

What to Expect as a Client During Roadcheck 2023

Capacity Will Tighten Up

Because a number of trucks may be taken off the road or slowed down by the roadchecks, clients should expect capacity to tighten up during the International Roadcheck event. 

Possible Shipping Rate Increases

Trucking rates are very much based on supply and demand. Because capacity will tighten, that means rates could go up. This should be a temporary increase that corrects itself once trucks that were sidelined are back in service. 

If you have any questions or need to arrange carrier service during the International Roadcheck 2023 event, please contact the Patriot Freight Group team