Why should you take Roadcheck seriously

Each year during the CVSA Roadcheck event, tens of thousands of inspections are conducted. Roadcheck 2015 will be no different from past years.

On average, about three times as many inspections are done each day during Roadcheck than on any other day. Now is the time to prepare for Roadcheck 2015 and make sure your drivers and vehicles are operating safely.

We found some great info on the J.J. Keller and CVSA websites about the 2014 Roadcheck results:

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) recently released the results of Roadcheck 2014, held June 3-5, 2014. This annual event provides a snapshot of safety enforcement for the transportation industry.

Roadcheck 2014 resulted in 73,475 truck and bus inspections throughout North America during a 72-hour enforcement and safety outreach event. The occasion is sponsored by members of CVSA.

Roadcheck 2014 at a glance
Following is an overview of the Roadcheck data provided by CVSA:

  • 67.6 percent (49,656 of the 73,475 total roadside inspections) were North American Standard Level I Inspections. Level I Inspections entail an examination of both driver documents and vehicle safety, making it the most thorough of the levels inspections performed by enforcement.
  • Of the 49,656 Level I Inspections, 23.0 percent included Out-of-Service (OOS) vehicle violations.
  • 72,415 driver inspections were conducted during all levels of inspections, from which:
    4.8 percent were found with OOS violations; and
    825 seatbelt violations issued.

Other inspections conducted included Level II walk-around, Level III driver-only, and Level V vehicle-only inspections.

Emphasis on hazmat
This year’s Roadcheck — in addition to the Level I Inspections — focused on hazardous materials/dangerous goods (HM/TDG) regulatory compliance. CVSA acknowledges that HM/TDG transporters represent a smaller segment of motor carriers, but the niche requires special paperwork, a CDL endorsement, and many other unique safety precautions.

During Roadcheck 2014, CVSA reports 5,738 inspections included HM/TDG. Of these hazardous materials inspections:

  • 919 (16.0 percent) experienced vehicle OOS violations; and
  • 172 (3.0 percent) resulted in driver OOS violations.

About CVSA
CVSA is an international not-for-profit organization comprised of local, state, provincial, territorial, and federal motor carrier safety officials and industry representatives from the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The association promotes commercial motor vehicle safety and security by providing leadership to enforcement, industry, and policy makers. For more information, visit cvsa.org.