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Roadcheck 2014 Results
Every year at the beginning of June, tens of thousands of commercial vehicles are inspected during the CVSAs Roadcheck event. This year was marked with a surge in the number of vehicles inspected along with a positive reduction in the number of out of service orders. Here’s a run-down of the numbers from this year’s event that took place June 3rd to 5th.
- 73,475 truck and bus inspections were completed.
- 49,656 North American Standard Level I inspections were completed, where drivers and vehicles are assessed for violations of federal, state, or provincial safety regulations. Of these Level I inspections, 23% were found with out-of-service violations (down from last year’s percentage of 24.1).
- The overall percentage of drivers who were placed out of service rose to 4.8%.
- Driver inspections totaled 72,415.
- 825 seatbelt violations were issued.
- Vehicle inspection results:
- Brake violations related to adjustments and systems were the most common violations resulting in a vehicle being placed out-of-service. They accounted for 46.2% of all out-of-service violations issued.
- 81.3% of vehicles inspected had no out-of-service violations.
- Level I Inspections: 77% of vehicles had no out-of-service violations.
- Driver Inspection Results:
- Hours-of-Service violations were the most common violations resulting in a driver being placed out-of-service. They accounted for 46.5% of all driver violations.
- 95.2% of all drivers had no out-of-service violations.
- Level I Inspections: 96.0% of drivers had no out-of-service violations.
The above information is reported by the CVSA. To read more on the results visit the Alliance’s news release.
The CVSA reinforces that the event is a real opportunity to promote safety improvement efforts. We want to know, did you and your vehicle face an inspection during this year’s 72 hour period, and if so, how was the process?