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CVSAs inspected more than 13,000 vehicles during unannounced 5-day hazmat inspection initiative

More than 2,700 violations were identified in the United States, Mexico, and Canada

Posted October 15, 2021

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) conducted an unannounced hazardous materials/dangerous goods (HM/DG) inspection initiative on June 21-25, 2021. Inspectors stationed in the United States, Canada, and Mexico inspected more than 13,000 vehicles over the course of the five-day initiative.

The three most common violations found during this initiative were non-bulk/small means of containment packaging violations, shipping papers violations, and placarding violations. The least common — but most dangerous — violation identified was package integrity (leaking) violations.

During the five-day initiative, enforcement officers sidelined any vehicles and drivers with any out-of-service violations, including HM/DG. These drivers and vehicles were not allowed to resume travel until the violations had been corrected.

This article was written by Jen Loomis of J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

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