In June, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), an international organization that promotes commercial motor vehicle safety and security, conducted 74,072 truck and bus inspections during the 25th annual Roadcheck, which targets commercial vehicles from Canada to Mexico for inspection over a 72-hour period. The program deploys CVSA-certified inspectors to conduct compliance, enforcement, and educational initiatives in the field.
The overall out-of-service rates for Roadcheck this year were 20.9 percent for vehicles and 4.6 percent for drivers, both of which were higher than last year’s numbers.
Roadcheck focused on two primary issues this year—braking systems and Hours-of-Service compliance—the leading areas for violations involving trucks and drivers. The good news was that violations in these two key categories actually declined a bit this year. In addition, seatbelt violations also dropped to 848, the fewest recorded since 2007.