CVETF Bringing Operation International Roadcheck to Northern Arizona May 16-18


- For Immediate Release -


Thursday, May 11, 2023

From Tuesday, May 16, 2023, through Thursday, May 18, 2023, the Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Task Force (CVETF) will participate in the annual operation “International Roadcheck” on Interstate 17 and Interstate 40 in northern Arizona.

International Roadcheck is a 72-hour inspection and enforcement operation led by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA). During this operation, CVSA-certified inspectors in Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. will inspect commercial motor vehicles and drivers at weigh/inspection stations, designated inspection areas, and along roadways.

International Roadcheck also provides an opportunity for inspectors to educate the motor carrier industry and the public about the importance of safe commercial motor vehicle operations and the North American Standard Inspection Program.

This year, CVETF will emphasize anti-lock braking systems (ABS) and cargo securement to underscore their importance in overall vehicle and road safety.

Although ABS violations are not out-of-service conditions, ABS plays a critical role in reducing the risk of collisions by preventing the wheels from locking up or skidding, allowing a driver to maintain control of the vehicle while braking.

In addition, improper cargo securement poses a serious risk to drivers and other motorists by adversely affecting the vehicle’s maneuverability, or worse, causing unsecured loads to fall, resulting in roadway hazards and vehicle collisions.

The CVETF is comprised of AZDPS Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Bureau troopers and Arizona Department of Transportation Enforcement and Compliance Division officers. The mission of the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Task Force is to ensure safe, secure, and efficient commercial transport across Arizona.

Update: Friday, June 2, 2023 - Results of Operation International Roadcheck

During the three-day operation “International Roadcheck” from May 16, 2023, through May 18, 2023, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Task Force (CVETF) and participating agency inspectors completed 1,060 inspections and documented 2,374 violations. Inspectors noted 386 anti-lock braking system (ABS) violations and 67 load securement violations. In total, 77 drivers and 176 vehicles were placed out of service.

Enforcement areas included Interstate 40, Interstate 17, and ports of entry in St. George, Kingman, Topock, and Sanders.

During this operation, CVETF personnel worked with more than 100 inspectors, observers, and law enforcement partners from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Arizona Trucking Association, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, and Apache Junction, Buckeye, Eloy, Tucson, and Sedona police departments.

CVETF personnel also partnered with Wal-Mart for a special two-day “Share the Road” outreach event to educate all motorists on safe driving behaviors around large trucks.   

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