The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) held its annual RoadCheck inspection spree June 5-7 this year. States conducted 67,502 driver and vehicle safety inspections on large trucks and buses during the event.
At this year’s event, inspections focused on hours of service compliance. Since the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate went into effect, CVSA dedicated efforts to focus on this area, highlight the importance of the new regulations and compliance. Inspections included:
- Providing operating credentials and hours-of-service documentation
- Checking for seat belt usage
- Screening for alcohol/drug impairment
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:
- 21.6 percent of trucks subjected to a Level I inspection were placed out of service
- 3.9 percent of drivers who received a Level I, II or III inspection were sidelined
- The top three out-of-service violations were for brake systems, tires/wheels and brake adjustment
- The total number of inspections were higher during 2018’s RoadCheck than the previous year, but there were fewer vehicles and drivers placed out of service than in 2017
When no critical inspections were found, drivers received an official CVSA decal for their trucks. For more information on this year’s inspection spree results, visit CVSA’s website.