The annual three-day, continent-wide truck inspection blitz is set for next month.
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Roadcheck is June 3 through June 5, when approximately 10,000 truck inspectors will fan-out to 1,500 locations across North America.
It is one of a series of activities that occur year round whereby CVSA-certified inspectors conduct compliance, enforcement and educational initiatives targeted at various elements of motor carrier, vehicle, driver and cargo safety and security.
CVSA sponsors Roadcheck with participation by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, Transport Canada, and the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation in Mexico.
Since its inception in 1988, roadside inspections conducted during Roadcheck have numbered over 1 million, resulting in more than 220 lives saved and 4,045 injuries avoided, according to CVSA. It has also provided for the distribution of countless pieces of educational literature and safety events to educate industry and the general public about the importance of safe commercial vehicle operations and the roadside inspection program.
During last year’s road check more than 73,000 truck and bus inspections were conducted. Of those inspections, a total of 47,771 were North American Standard Level I inspections, the most comprehensive roadside inspection, in which vehicles and drivers are assessed for violations of federal, state or Canadian provincial safety regulations.
Other inspections conducted were vehicle-only or driver-only inspections. Of Level I inspections conducted in Canada and the U.S., 24.1% were found with out-of-service violations.
There were a total of 71,630 driver inspections, including those conducted during Level I inspections, from which 4.3% were found with out-of service violations.