Hours of Service Infractions Top List of Driver Violations in 3-Day Enforcement Blitz
Greenbelt, MD – The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) released the results of this year’s three-day North American inspection blitz known as International Roadcheck.
On June 4-6, inspectors conducted 67,072 inspections on commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in Canada and the U.S. as part of the 72-hour operation.
CVSA said 12,019 vehicles were removed from roadways due to “critical vehicle inspection item violations” and 2,784 drivers were placed out of service (OOS) for “driver-related violations.”
That comes to a 17.9% overall vehicle OOS rate and a 4.2% driver OOS rate.
This year’s focus was on steering and suspension systems.
CVSA said it selected steering components and suspension systems as a “reminder of their importance to vehicle safety and fitness.”
Inspectors identified 408 steering (2.5% of all OOS vehicle violations) and 703 suspension (4.3% of all OOS vehicle violations) OOS vehicle conditions during International Roadcheck, CVSA revealed.
Of the 67,072 inspections conducted, CVSA said inspectors found 16,347 OOS vehicle conditions and 3,173 OOS driver conditions.
Notably, the top driver violation was for hours of service (HOS), comprising a total of 1,179 such violations.
To view a further breakdown of the inspection results click HERE.