The Texas Department of Public Safety has released results from the Roadcheck 2018 inspection blitz.
This year, the 72 hours Roadcheck inspection campaign took place nationwide from June 5 — 7.
This year, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)nin association with Texas troopers and local police inspected 7,980 commercial vehicles during the three day campaign, according to a news release. Of these vehicles, approximately 24%, or 1,975 vehicles, were placed out of service for safety violations. Brake issues and tire defects were the most common violations that led to out of service orders.
Texas DPS also placed 301 drivers out of service during Roadcheck for various violations including “failing to have the proper type of driver license for the vehicle being driven and violation of hours-of-service requirements.”
DPS issued over 18,000 warnings and over 1200 citations during the 72 hour inspection spree.
Texas is one of the first states to release Roadcheck 2018 results. Rhode Island recently announced that they inspected over 400 trucks during Roadcheck and placed 21% of inspected trucks and drivers out of service.