Every year, a nonprofit organization made up of local, state, and federal motor carrier safety officials from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), conducts roadside checks of semi-trucks and other commercial vehicles.
The CVSA’s roadside checks include participation by the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, Transport Canada, and Mexico’s Secretariat of Communications and Transportation.
The CVSA’s roadside checks take on a specific focus each year. For 2017, the focus of the roadside checks is ensuring semi-trucks cargo is secure. According to the CVSA’s website, “While checking for compliance with safe cargo securement regulations is always part of roadside inspections, CVSA is highlighting cargo securement safety this year as a reminder of its importance to highway safety.”