Rhode Island Placed Nearly 1 In 5 Truckers Out Of Service During Roadcheck

The Rhode Island State Police have released their results from last week’s CVSA International Roadcheck truck inspection campaign.

Roadcheck took place from June 7 – 9. During the 72 hour truck inspection blitz, officers from the Rhode Island State Police Commercial Enforcement Unit along with other law enforcement agencies set up checkpoints on I-95 north in Richmond and Route 146 in Smithfield, as well as other locations throughout the state.

Nearly 100 Truckers Placed Out of Service During Rhode Island Roadcheck

During the three day campaign, 484 trucks were inspected. Of those trucks, 66 were placed out of service for issues like misaligned brakes or under-inflated tires. Twenty-seven truck drivers were ordered out of service for violations that included failing to properly maintain a log book and not having proper medical certification.

Three truck drivers were arrested and face criminal charges. One was arrested for marijuana possession in a commercial vehicle. The other two were arrested for driving on suspended CDLs.

Another four truck drivers were issued summons for failing to stop for the inspection.

In all, Rhode Island inspectors issued 780 vehicle violations and 120 driver violations during Roadcheck.

The results from other state’s Roadcheck campaigns will be published in the weeks and months to come. We will also bring you the results from the full North American campaign when they become available.