Texas Places Over 2000 Truckers Out Of Service During Roadcheck

The Texas Department of Public Safety announced that it placed thousands of truckers out of service during this year’s three day Roadcheck commercial vehicle inspection campaign.

This year, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Roadcheck campaign took place from June 6 through June 8. In Texas, DPS Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Troopers aided in the inspection campaign.

Texas Roadcheck Truck Inspection Results

  • 8,182 commercial vehicles were inspected.
  • 23.6% of inspected vehicles — 1,938 commercial vehicles — were placed out of service for various safety issues.
  • 225 truck drivers were taken out of service for issues including hours of service violations, improper logging of on-duty time, and license violations.
  • 1994 citations were issued.
  • 22,346 warnings were issued.
  • Brake issues and defective vehicle lighting problems were the most common violations for vehicles that were issued out of service orders.

New Mexico, for comparison, only placed about 400 trucks and truck drivers out of service during Roadcheck. Rhode Island placed almost 100 truckers out of service.