The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) held its annual RoadCheck inspection spree June 6-8 this year. States conducted more than 62,000 driver and vehicle safety inspections on large trucks and buses during the event.
Vehicles and drivers were checked at inspection sites, weigh stations and roving patrol locations along highways across North America. CVSA reported the following vehicle-related results:
- Out of the 40,944 Level I Inspections conducted, 23% of vehicles were placed out of service
- The top three out-of-service violations were for brake systems, cargo securement and tires/wheels
- Of the 2,267 hazmat vehicles inspected, 12.8% were placed out of service
- The top three out-of-service violations for hazmat vehicles were for loading and securement, shipping papers and placarding
- Brake adjustment and brake system violations combined to represent 41.4% or 7,743 of all out-of-service vehicle violations
Additionally, driver results included:
- The top three driver-related violations were for hours of service, wrong class license and false log book
- There were 710 safety belt violations
- Of the 62,013 Level I, II and III inspections conducted, 4.7% or 2,940 drivers were placed out of service
With Brake Safety Day just around the corner, now is the perfect time to schedule an appointment with your local MHC dealer to ensure you’re ready.