International Roadcheck Inspections Sideline 12,000 CMVs

Sep 17, 2019Idealease, News, Safety, Truck Leasing, Truck Rental, Trucking

More than 12,000 vehicles and almost 2,800 drivers were removed from the roadways for violations during the annual International Roadcheck hosted by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA).

The Roadcheck is a 72-hour inspection and safety event that identifies and removes unsafe commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) and drivers from roadways in the U.S. and Canada. This year’s event was June 4-6.

Inspectors conducted 67,072 inspections on CMVs, which represented a 17.9 percent out-of-service (OOS) rate for vehicles and a 4.2 percent OOS rate for drivers. Of the inspections conducted, 45,068 were Level 1, which consists of a 37-step procedure that includes an exam of the driver operating requirements and vehicle equipment.

A total of 12,019 vehicles were declared OOS and 2,784 drivers were declared OOS.

Braking systems ranked No. 1 on the list of OOS vehicle violations. A chart of the top 10 follows.

Rank Vehicle violation category Number of violations Out-of-service percentage

  1. Braking systems 4,578 28%
  2. Tires and wheels 3,156 19.3%
  3. Brake adjustment 2,801 17.1%
  4. Cargo securement 1,991 12.2%
  5. Lighting devices 1,875 11.5%
  6. Suspensions 703 4.3%
  7. Steering mechanisms 408 2.5%
  8. Frames 170 1%
  9. Driveline/driveshaft 61 0.4%
  10. Fuel systems 44 0.3%

Hours-of-service (HOS) violations ranked No. 1 on the list of OOS driver violations. A chart of the top five follows.

Rank Vehicle violation category Number of violations Out-of-service percentage

  1. Hours-of-service 1,179 37.2%
  2. Wrong class license 714 22.5%
  3. False logs 467 17.1%
  4. Suspended license 232 7.3%
  5. Drugs/alcohol 99 3.1%
 Other inspection notes included:
  • 748 seat belt violations,
  • 13.7% of CMVs inspected for hazardous materials/dangers goods (527 of 3,851) were placed OOS, and
  • 5.7% of motorcoaches (47 of 823) were placed OOS.

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