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Annual ‘Roadcheck’ spotlights out-of-service vehicle and driver violations

Photo: Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Greenbelt, MD — The results of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s 36th annual International Roadcheck are in.

During three days in May, CVSA-certified inspectors across North America – many from law enforcement – checked brake systems, lights, tires and other equipment on commercial trucks and buses. 

More than 59,000 inspections were conducted. CVSA says 19% of vehicles and 5.5% of drivers were placed out of service. Brake systems accounted for 25.2% of the vehicle out-of-service violations, followed by tires (19.3%) and defective service brakes (14.1%). The top causes of the driver out-of-service violations were hours of service (41.1%) and falsified logs (26.4%).

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

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