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Out-of-service vehicle violations decline in annual Roadcheck campaign

Greenbelt, MD – The rate of commercial vehicles placed out of service during an annual enforcement and safety outreach campaign has fallen for the second year in a row.

More than 70,000 truck and bus inspections were conducted from June 3 to June 5 as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s International Roadcheck 2014.

Of the vehicles inspected during this year’s campaign, 18.7 percent were issued out-of-service violations, down from 20.6 percent in 2013 and 20.9 percent in 2012.

Other results from this year’s campaign include:

  • The percentage of drivers with hours-of-service or false-log violations declined in 2014 from the previous year.
  • Out-of-service violations among passenger vehicles increased in 2014 to 9.3 percent from 7.1 percent in 2013.
  • Of vehicles carrying hazardous materials, 16 percent were placed out of service, down from 16.5 percent last year.

More than 10,000 inspectors from CVSA and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration participated in this year’s event at about 2,500 North American locations.