Numbers from this year’s Roadcheck are slowly starting to trickle in. The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) this week announced the state’s Roadcheck 2015 results.
Each year during the 72-hour blitz, 10,000 CMV enforcement officers, from Canada to Mexico inspect approximately 17 trucks or buses every minute.
Roadcheck is sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Association and the FMCSA.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, during the 72-hour blitz, 7,861 CMVs were inspected in the state.
Of those, 2.7% (1,710) were placed out of service for ” a variety of safety violations until appropriate repairs could be made. Issues with brakes and defective vehicle lighting were among the most common infractions that led to out-of-service violations.”
Texas DSP states that 212 drivers were also placed out of service for failing to provide the proper licensing for the vehicle that was being driven, improper logging, and driving over the maximum number of allowable hours.
In total, 1,947 citations and 21,312 warnings were issued in Texas.