The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has released results from the 30th annual International Roadcheck program held from June 6-8, 2017. Bad news is - we saw even more drivers put out-of-service (OOS) this year compared to last year! Why? Let’s take a look at the results.
What Is International Roadcheck?
International Roadcheck is a program initiated by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA). It is a three-day (72-hour) enforcement blitz where CVSA-certified inspectors conduct thousands of high-visibility roadside inspections on commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) including buses.
Both drivers and their vehicles are checked along roadways, inspection sites, and weigh stations across North America. 54,300 inspections were conducted in the United States and 7,713 Canada. This year an average of 14 inspections were conducted every minute during the program.
2017 International Roadcheck Results
The results are in...and they’re not great! A total of 62,013 Level I, II, and III Inspections were conducted. 66% (40,944) of inspections conducted were North American Standard (NAS) Level I Inspections - the most comprehensive look at the driver and their vehicle. Level I Inspections involve over 37-steps to complete. 9,428 (23%) of vehicles and 1,721 (4.2%) of drivers who received a Level I inspection were placed out-of-service (OOS).
In 2016, 62,796 inspections were conducted with 42,356 (62%) of those being Level I Inspections. 21.5% (9,160) of vehicles and 3.4% (1,440) of drivers who received a Level I Inspection were placed OOS.
Driver Out-of-Service (OOS) Breakdown
Almost 3,000 drivers were placed out-of-service this year for driver-related violations. The top three driver violations were for hours-of-service (32.3%), wrong class of license (14.9%), and false log book (11.3%). Additionally, there were 710 seat belt violations.
Vehicle Out-of-Service (OOS) Breakdown
Of the 40,944 Level I Inspections conducted, 9,398 (23%) were placed out-of-service for vehicle related violations - that’s 1 in 4. The most common violations were for brake systems (26.9%), cargo securement (15.1%), and tires/wheels (15.1%). These vehicle violations are typically the most common issued during this program every year.
Vehicles carrying hazardous materials and motorcoaches also received a number of vehicle related violations. 12.8% of vehicles carrying hazardous materials and 10.1% of motorcoaches were placed OOS.
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