CVSA International Roadcheck – June 7-9, 2016
It’s coming up to that time of year again… Roadcheck is just over a month away.
The International Road Check will target vehicles for 3 days across North America. According to the CVSA, approximately 17 vehicles will be inspected per minute across the continent.
This year’s focus is on tires, although most inspections will be full level 1 inspections (i.e. everything).
Make sure that you have your vehicles ready and your paperwork too.
We’ve created a copy of Schedule 1 for pre-trip inspections that incorporates the changes that came into force on January 1, 2016.
The schedule is 2 pages that can be printed double sided so you have a single sheet to put in the truck. You can even laminate it to keep it in better shape.
The schedule includes codes that can be used to enter defects on your inspection report rather than having to write everything out.
There is a 3rd page that includes instructions and notes.
Download it here: Schedule 1
Changes to Pre Trip Inspection Regulation as of January 1, 2015
On January 1, 2015, without much fanfare, Ontario Regulation 199/07 was updated. This update tinkered with the rules for inspections to keep things inline with changes to the National Safety Code.
Most of the changes were to modify the wording related to buses. And some of the exemptions have changed slightly. However, changes were made to the daily pre trip inspection schedules which will have the biggest impact.
For those of you using Schedule 1, these changes are minor, but it is important that you are aware of them. You will need to get a copy of the schedule that is up to date until the schedules found inside the covers of log books and pre-trip books are updated.
MTO has informed us that there will be a 1 year learning period. Warnings will be given during the learning period.
Some of the changes just add clarity, others add new defects and one moves a defect from the minor class to the major (emergency brakes).
Changes to the Schedules
Schedule 1, 2 and 3
- In the Cab category (Sch 1 only), the wording is changed to “any cab or sleeper door fails to close securely”
- In the Hydraulic Brake System category (Sch 1 and 2) and inoperative parking brake changes from a minor defect to a major one
- In the Suspension category wording is added to further define the term damaged with respect to the air bag defect – “(patched, cut, bruised, cracked to braid or deflated)“
- In the Tires category the leaking tire minor defect is modified to include only leaks that cannot be heard while a new major defect is added for tire leaks that can be heard or felt
- Schedule 3 title changes the words “MOTOR COACHES” to “INTER-CITY BUSES” to be consistent with the changes throughout the regulation
There are also modifications to Schedule 4, 5 and 6. If you need more detail on those changes, please contact us.