Inspectors found hours of service, brake violations during 2016 Roadcheck
Posted October 21, 2016
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) released the results of its 2016 International Roadcheck. During the event which took place from June 7-9, commercial motor vehicle inspectors throughout North America conducted driver and vehicle safety inspections on large trucks and buses.
A total of 62,796 inspections were conducted during this year’s enforcement campaign, of which 42,236 were Level I inspections, the most comprehensive vehicle inspection level.
Of Level I inspections, 21.5 percent of vehicles and 3.4 percent of drivers were placed out of service due to critical item violations.
Of vehicles placed out of service, brake adjustment and brake system violations combined to represent 45.7 percent of out-of-service vehicle violations.
The top driver out-of-service violations were for hours of service and false logs, representing 46.8 percent and 16.4 percent, respectively, of all out-of-service driver violations found.
Each year, CVSA places an emphasis on a category of violations. The focus for 2016 Roadcheck was tire safety. This year, tire/wheel violations accounted for 18.5 percent of the total percentage of out-of-service violations. In the U.S., tire violations represented 13.7 percent of out-of-service vehicle violations.
Checking a vehicle’s tires is always part of roadside inspections; however, this year, CVSA chose to highlight tire safety as a reminder to drivers and carriers of the importance of proper tire use and maintenance.
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