Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement campaign on trucks and buses. Each year, more than 1,000 trucks and buses are inspected each hour, for a 72-hour time period.
This year’s Roadcheck will take place June 3-5, 2014.
Inspection stations are set up throughout North America, from Canada to Mexico.
In 2013, 73,023 trucks and buses were inspected. A historically low number of trucks and drivers were placed out of service: 22.4% of trucks and 3.9% of drivers were placed OOS.
Roadcheck 2012 focused on braking systems and HOS. In 2013, 49.6% of all OOS violations were the result of brake issues.
In 2013, a strong focus was placed on load securement.
“Cargo securement related violations represented 11.7% of all OOS violations issued during the event, down slightly from 12.3% in 2012. Although this equates to only one out of every 50 vehicles inspected, loss of a load by a commercial truck is always a severe risk to safety. Inspectors always watch for signs of improperly secured loads such as inadequate number of tie downs, damaged webbing or chain, and other load securement violations,” CVSA states.
Roadcheck 2013 By the Numbers:
– 73,023 trucks and buses were inspected
-47,771 of those were Level 1 inspections
-Of the Level 1 inspections, 24.1% were found with OOS violations
-A total of 71,630 driver inspections, including those conducted during Level I inspections.
-4.3% of the 71,630 driver inspections were found with OOS violations.
– 899 seatbelt violations were issued.