Inspections Bus/limo/taxi Trucking Transportation

Annual ‘Roadcheck’ identifies out-of-service violations for vehicles, drivers

Photo: Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Greenbelt, MD — From May 17 to 19, inspectors across North America checked braking systems, lights, tires and other commercial motor vehicle equipment during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s 35th annual International Roadcheck.

The inspectors conducted more than 59,000 examinations during the 72-hour enforcement and safety outreach event, placing 21.1% of vehicles and 6.3% of drivers out of service.

The citations issued included 4,592 brake systems violations, 3,374 tire violations and 2,219 lights violations. False logs and wrong class license were the most common driver out-of-service violations, accounting for 42.6% and 23.6% of the violations, respectively.

Out of the nearly 37,000 North American Standard Level I inspections conducted, 23.7% resulted in vehicle out-of-service violations.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration participates in the International Roadcheck program, along with the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, Transport Canada, and the Ministry of Communications and Transportation of Mexico.

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