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Nearly 8800 trucks and drivers taken out of service during the year’s biggest blitz


On Tuesday, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) released the results from the year’s biggest commercial vehicle inspection effort.

This year, the CVSA’s International Roadcheck took place from May 4 — 6 throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

During the annual high-volume enforcement effort, more than 40,000 CMV inspections were performed in a 72 hour period.

The CVSA says that a total of 6,710 commercial motor vehicles and 2,080 drivers were placed out of service during Roadcheck – a 16.5% vehicle and 5.3% driver out of service rate.

This year, inspectors focused on two categories of violations during Roadcheck — Hours of Service violations and Lighting violations.

Hours of service violations were the the most cited driver out of service violation in 2021, at 41.5% of all driver out of service violations with a total of 1203 HOS violations recorded.

See the chart below for the Top 5 Driver Out of Service Violations:

1Hours of Service1,20341.5%
2Wrong Class License56519.5%
4False Logs42714.7%
5Suspended License1324.6%
*Examples of “Other” driver violations include operating without the required operating authority, expired or no medical certificate, operating a commercial motor vehicle while ill or fatigued, driving while prohibited in the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, etc.

Inspectors recorded a total of 1367 out of service lighting violations, accounting for 14.1% of all vehicle out-of-service violations. Lighting was the third most-cited violation during Roadcheck, after brake systems and tires.

See below for the top 5 vehicle out of service violations

1Brake Systems2,56426.5%
4Brake Adjustment1,20312.4%
5Cargo Securement1,19212.3%

Since 1988, more than 1.7 million roadside inspections have been conducted during International Roadcheck.

For more Roadcheck results, please click here.


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