CVSA Reports on 2016 International Roadcheck Results

2 Mar 2017

During the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) 29th annual International Roadcheck, June 7-9, 2016, commercial motor vehicle inspectors conducted safety inspections of buses and large trucks throughout North America.

The three-day event involves CVSA-certified inspectors conducting educational, enforcement, and compliance initiatives is the largest targeted enforcement program in operation today. In fact, on average, during this 72 hours, there are as many as 15 truck or bus inspections carried out every minute.

Vehicle results for this year were as follows:

  • Level l inspections – 78.5 percent of vehicles checked has no OOS (out of service) violations. 21.5 percent were put out of service
  • Inspections involving hazardous materials – 87 percent of vehicles checked had no OOS violations. 13 percent were put out of service
  • Passenger-carrying vehicles – 93.9 percent of vehicles checked has no OOS violations. 6.1 percent were put out of service
  • All inspections – 82.2 percent of vehicles checked has no OOS violations. 17.8 percent were put out of service

Other top OOS vehicle violation percentage distributions included:

  • Brake systems – 27.4 percent
  • Brake adjustment – 18.3 percent
  • Coupling devices – 0.7 percent
  • Cargo securement – 6.1 percent
  • Driveshaft / driveline – 1.0 percent
  • Exhausts – 0.2 percent
  • Fuel systems – 0.3 percent
  • Frames – 1.2 percent
  • Lighting devices – 11.7 percent
  • Suspensions – 4.4 percent
  • Steering mechanisms – 2.6 percent
  • Wheels / tires – 18.5 percent

Driver results for this year were as follows:

  • Passenger-carrying vehicles – 97.1 percent of drivers checked had no out-of-service (OOS) violations. 2.9 percent were put out of service.
  • Level l inspections: 96.6 percent of drivers checked has no OOS violations. 3.4 percent were put out of service
  • Inspections involving hazardous materials – 98.3 percent of drivers checked had no OOS violations. 1.7 percent were put out of service
  • All Level l, ll and lll inspections – 96 percent of drivers checked had no OOS violations. 2.9 percent were put out of service

Other top OOS driver violation percentage distributions included:

  • False log book – 16.4 percent
  • Driver age – 0.0 percent
  • Improper indorsement – 7.7 percent
  • Disqualified driver – 6.2 percent
  • Drugs / alcohol – 1.0 percent
  • Hours of service – 46.8 percent

In addition to the above, the top OOS hazardous materials violation percentage distributions included:

  • Shipping papers – 27.6 percent
  • Placarding and transport vehicle markings – 33.8 percent
  • Non-bulk packaging – 2.8 percent
  • Loading and securement – 26.2 percent

It’s important to note that GPS fleet tracking can help in terms of reducing driver violation, and can significantly help keep on top of vehicle maintenance via maintenance alerts. An ELD software solution can help with things like false log books too.

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