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CVSA releases results from surprise five day hazmat/dangerous goods inspection blitz


The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) says that more than 6000 vehicles were inspected during an unannounced initiative targeting vehicles transporting hazardous materials or dangerous goods.

The “HM/DG Road Blitz” five day inspection event took place June 13 — 17, 2022, throughout the U.S. and Canada.

During the event, commercial motor vehicle inspectors inspected 6,204 vehicles transporting hazardous materials/dangerous goods (HM/DG). A total of 6,668 HM/DG packages were also inspected.

A total of 1,774 violations were discovered during the HM/DG Road Blitz.

The CMV inspectors discovered the following violations:

  • 408 shipping papers violations
  • 269 non-bulk/small means of containment packaging violations
  • 272 bulk packaging/large means of containment placarding violations
  • 76 non-bulk/small means of containment labeling violations
  • 159 bulk packaging/large means of containment placarding violations
  • 79 other safety marks violations
  • 168 loading and securement violations
  • 43 HM/DG package integrity (leaking) violations
  • 84 Transportation of Dangerous Goods Training Certificate violations (Canada only)

According to the CVSA, the HM/DG Road Blitz helps increase awareness of the HM/DG rules and regulations in place to keep the driver, the public and the environment safe. It also highlights the hard-working, specially trained commercial motor vehicle law enforcement individuals who inspect vehicles transporting HM/DG.


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