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19% of vehicles taken out of service during 2023’s biggest truck inspection blitz

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On Monday, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) released the results from this year’s International Roadcheck inspection effort.

Roadcheck 2023 took place May 16 — 18 in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada.

During the 72 hour Roadcheck effort, 59,429 commercial motor vehicles were inspected. According to the CVSA, a total of 116,669 violations were identified, which includes all driver and vehicle out-of-service violations and violations that were not out of service, combined.

Nineteen percent of inspected vehicles (11,270 commercial motor vehicles), were placed out of service for safety violations.

CVSA inspectors placed 5.5% (3,256) of inspected drivers out of service for driver violations.

This year, the area of emphasis for Roadcheck inspectors was anti-lock braking systems (ABS) and cargo securement. Officers discovered 2,975 cargo securement violations and 4,127 ABS violations – four were discovered on motorcoaches, 1,426 on power units and 2,697 on trailers, the CVSA said.

Top Five Vehicle OOS Violations – North America
Vehicle Violation Category# of OOS Vehicle Violations% of OOS Vehicle Violations
1Brake Systems4,41225.2%
2Tires3,36819.3%
3Defective Service Brakes2,46814.1%
4Cargo Securement2,17112.4%
5Lights2,01511.5%
Top Five Driver OOS Violations – North America
Driver Violation Category# of OOS Driver Violations% of OOS Driver Violations
1Hours of Service2,16941.1%
2False Logs1,39226.4%
3Other4879.2%
4Canceled/Revoked License4167.9%
5No Medical Card2414.6%

The CVSA noted that 81% percent of the commercial motor vehicles and 94.5% of the commercial motor vehicle drivers inspected did not have any out of service violations and continued en route to safely complete their runs.

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