One in five units placed out of service during 2020 CVSA Roadcheck

Updated Feb 2, 2021

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced Thursday that 20.9 percent of all Level I, II and IV inspections during its three-day International Roadcheck event in September led to out-of-service violations.

More than 50,000 North American Standard Level I, II, III and V Inspections were conducted throughout Canada, Mexico and the U.S. during event, which was held Sept. 9-11, 2020. Law enforcement personnel conducted inspections following their departments’ health and safety protocols in order to protect inspectors and the drivers with whom they came into contact.

2020 International Roadcheck out of service violationsDuring 2020 International Roadcheck, CVSA-certified inspectors primarily conducted the 37-step North American Standard Level I Inspection; however, the Level II Walk-Around Driver/Vehicle Inspection, Level III Driver/Credential/Administrative Inspection and Level V Vehicle-Only Inspection were also acceptable.

Vehicles inspected during 2020 International Roadcheck included large trucks/combinations, cargo tanks/combinations transporting hazardous materials (hazmat), non-hazmat cargo tanks/combinations and passenger carrier vehicles.

This year, 26,451 Level I Inspections, 11,224 Level II Inspections, 11,364 Level III Inspections and 1,112 Level V Inspections were conducted. In total, 50,151 inspections were conducted throughout Canada, Mexico and the U.S.

The total number of out-of-service vehicle violations from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. combined was 12,254, CVSA says. Additionally, the top driver out-of-service violation category during 2020 International Roadcheck was for hours of service, accounting for 34.7 percent of all driver out-of-service violations. The total number of driver out-of-service violations was 3,247.

In the United States, CVSA says 45,046 Level I, II and III Inspections were conducted during International Roadcheck. In total, 7,256 vehicles and 2,365 drivers were removed from roadways due to the discovery of critical vehicle inspection item out-of-service violations or unsafe out-of-service driver conditions during the three days of International Roadcheck. The total U.S. number of out-of-service vehicle violations identified by inspectors was 10,676, while the total U.S. number of out-of-service driver violations discovered was 3,072.

In Canada, this year’s International Roadcheck led to 3,993 Level I, II and III Inspections. In total, 817 vehicles and 135 drivers were removed from roadways after the discovery of out-of-service violations by inspectors, with the total number of out-of-service vehicle violations in Canada identified by inspectors as 1,214.

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