More than 12,000 trucks were placed out of service during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 72-hour International Roadcheck inspection blitz in June, the association announced this week.
CVSA says 12,019 trucks and 2,784 drivers were placed out of service, accounting for a 17.9 percent vehicle OOS rate and a 4.2 percent driver OOS rate during the blitz. In total, inspectors across the U.S. and Canada conducted 67,072 inspections from June 4-6.
Of the 67,072 inspections, 45,568 of those were full Level I inspections that landed 9,817 (or 21.5 percent) of those trucks out of service.
While conducting full Level I inspections, enforcement officers were specifically focusing on steering and suspension systems. CVSA says inspectors found 408 steering and 703 suspension out of service violations during Roadcheck.
The top out of service violations for vehicles were braking systems (4,578 out of service violations, or 28 percent of the total), tires and wheels (3,156 OOS violations, or 19.3 percent of the total), brake adjustment (2,801 OOS violations, or 17.1 percent) and cargo securement (1,991 OOS violations, or 12.2 percent).
The top OOS violations for drivers were hours of service (1,179 OOS violations, or 37.2 percent of the total), wrong class license (714 OOS violations, or 22.5 percent), and false logs (467 OOS violations, or 14.7 percent).
CVSA adds 3,851 trucks hauling hazardous materials/dangerous goods were inspected during Roadcheck, with 527 of them being placed OOS for violations. Loading was the top violation for hazmat vehicles, followed by shipping papers and placarding.