Roadcheck Results in Almost 15,000 Out-Of-Service Orders

The results are in from June’s massive inspection blitz of commercial vehicles across North America and they show:

  • 12,030 commercial vehicles, or 19.4 percent of those 62,013 inspected, were placed out of service
  • 2,940 drivers, or 4.7 percent, received out-of-service orders

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s 30th annual International Roadcheck was held in the U.S. and Canada June 6-8, during which a total of 62,013 Levels I, II and III inspections were performed. A total of 54,300 inspections were conducted in the U.S.

Complete vehicle results show:

  • Of the 40,944 Level I Inspections conducted, 23 percent (9,398) percent were placed out of service for vehicle-related violations.
  • The top three out-of-service vehicle violations were for brake systems (26.9 percent of vehicle out-of-service violations), cargo securement (15.7 percent) and tires/wheels (15.1 percent).
  • Of the 2,267 vehicles carrying hazardous materials/dangerous goods that received a Level I Inspection, 12.8 percent were placed out of service for vehicle-related violations.
  • The top three vehicle violations related to the transportation of hazardous materials/dangerous goods were for loading and securement (40.4 percent of all out-of-service hazardous materials/dangerous goods violations), shipping papers (22.7 percent) and placarding (20.8 percent).
  • Of the vehicles placed out of service, brake adjustment and brake system violations combined to represent 41.4 percent (7,743) of all out-of-service vehicle violations.

Driver results show:

  • Of the 62,013 total Level I, II, and III Inspections conducted, 4.7 percent (2,940) of drivers were placed out of service for driver-related violations.
  • Of Level I, II and III Inspections of vehicles carrying hazardous materials/dangerous goods, 1.9 percent were placed out of service for driver-related violations.
  • Out of the 598 motorcoaches that received Level I, II or III Inspections, 3.8 percent (23) of drivers were placed out of service for driver-related violations.
  • The top three driver-related violations were for hours of service (32.3 percent of driver out-of-service violations), wrong class license (14.9 percent) and false log book (11.3 percent).
  • There were 710 safety belt violations.

Each year, International Roadcheck focuses attention on one particular category of violations. This year’s focus was cargo securement. Cargo securement violations (not including hazardous materials/dangerous goods loading/securement) represented 15.7 percent of all vehicle out of service violations during Roadcheck.

The top five cargo securement violations (out of a total of 3,282) in the United States were:

  1. No or improper load securement (423)
  2. Failure to secure vehicle equipment (379)
  3. Leaking, spilling, blowing, falling cargo (281)
  4. Insufficient tiedowns to prevent forward movement for load not blocked by headerboard, bulkhead or cargo (256)
  5. Failure to secure load (178)

Courtesy of: truckersnews.com