CVSA Roadcheck 2017 Results: 19.4% Of Trucks Placed Out Of Service During Inspection Blitz

4.7% of truck drivers who were inspected were placed out of service.

CVSA Roadcheck

Today the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance released the results from this year’s Roadcheck truck inspection campaign.

This year, Roadcheck was held from June 6 – June 8 throughout Canada and the United States. More than 62,000 inspections were conducted during that 72 hour period. Inspectors checked trucks at weigh stations, inspection sites, and roving patrol locations during the inspection campaign.

Each year, the CVSA selects a special emphasis category for violations, and this year inspectors were paying special attention to cargo securement.

Here are the results from Roadcheck 2017.

International Roadcheck 2017 Results

  • 19.4% of all inspected trucks (Level I, Level II, and Level III) were placed out of service.
  • 54,300 of the Roadcheck inspections took place in the U.S.
  • 7,713 of the Roadcheck inspections occurred in Canada.
  • 4.7% of truck drivers who were inspected were placed out of service.
  • Of the nearly 41,000 trucks that underwent Level I inspections  23% of were placed out of service for vehicle issues.
  • The top three violations that resulted in an out of service vehicle order were brake violations (26.9%), cargo securement (15.7%) and tire or wheel violations (15.1%)
  • Of the hazmat vehicles that received a Level I inspection, 12.8% were placed out of service for vehicle related violations.
  • The top violations that resulted in a driver out of service order were hours of service violations (32.3%), wrong class license (14.9%), and falsified log books (11.3%).
  • Of the hazmat drivers who underwent inspection (Level I, Level II, or Level III), 1.9 were placed out of service for driver-related violations.

Top 5 Cargo Securement Violations in the U.S.

  1. No or improper load securement (423 violations)
  2. Failure to secure vehicle equipment (379 violations)
  3. Leaking, spilling, blowing, falling cargo (281 violations)
  4. Insufficient tiedowns to prevent forward movement for load not blocked by headerboard, bulkhead or cargo (256 violations)
  5. Failure to secure load (178 violations)

Roadcheck is the world’s largest targeted commercial vehicle inspection program. On average, 13 commercial vehicles are inspected every minute during the 72 hour inspection blitz.

The next CVSA inspection event is Brake Safety Day on September 7, 2017.