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Nearly 1 Out of Every 4 Commercial Trucks Placed Out of Service During 2017 International Roadcheck Event

shutterstock_336055688According to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), 23 percent, or almost 1 in 4 commercial trucks that received the Level I inspection, were taken out of service during this year’s International Roadcheck. Of the nearly 41,000 inspections that were conducted, about 33,000 occurred in the U.S. The remaining 7,713 were conducted in Canada. The annual event was held June 6-8, 2017.

There were 62,013 Level I, II and III inspections conducted during the event’s 72 hours, resulting in 19.4% vehicles and 4.7 drivers being placed out of service. The top 3 violations were as follows:

  • brake systems (26.9%)
  • cargo securement (15.7%), and
  • tires and wheels (15.1%).

Of the rigs taken out of service, 7,743 (41.4%) were attributed to brake system violations, which included brake adjustment and brake system violations combined.

Commercial motor vehicles, including trucks, buses and their drivers, underwent high-volume, large-scale, high-visibility roadside inspections. Inspection sites were set up along roadways; inspections also occurred at weigh stations. Roving patrol locations also conducted inspections throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Hazardous materials and dangerous goods violations, including load securement and loading violations were also high on the list. Of these

  • 4% were general out-of-service hazardous materials and dangerous goods violations,
  • 7% were shipping paper violations, and
  • 8% were attributed to placarding.

The top 3 driver-related violations included:

  • hours of service (32.3%)
  • wrong class license (14.9%), and
  • false logbooks (11.3%.)

There were 710 safety belt violations.

This year’s International Roadcheck event celebrated 30 years of the program. Every day more than 13,000 inspectors work to keep the number of roadway crashes, injuries and fatalities as low as possible.

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