The were 1,774 violations during CVSA's 2022 hazardous materials/dangerous goods Road Blitz.  -  Photo: Jim Park

The were 1,774 violations during CVSA's 2022 hazardous materials/dangerous goods Road Blitz.

Photo: Jim Park

On June 13-17, commercial motor vehicle inspectors inspected 6,204 vehicles transporting hazardous materials/dangerous goods (HM/DG) in Canada and the U.S. during an unannounced inspection and enforcement initiative for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. The total number of violations was 1,774.

During the 2022 HM/DG Road Blitz, inspectors discovered the following HM/DG violations:

  • 408 shipping papers violations
  • 269 non-bulk/small means of containment packaging violations
  • 272 bulk packaging/large means of containment packaging 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)

CVSA’s HM/DG Road Blitz spotlights the safety-compliant drivers, shippers and motor carriers that ensure HM/DG are always appropriately marked, placarded, packaged and secured while being transported on our roadways.

Vehicles found to have HM/DG-related out-of-service violations, and/or any other driver or vehicle out-of-service violations, were restricted from traveling until all out-of-service violations were addressed.

A summary of the HM/DG class types inspected, broken out by country and combined for a North American total.  -  Chart: CVSA

A summary of the HM/DG class types inspected, broken out by country and combined for a North American total.

Chart: CVSA

According to FMCSA’s data for last calendar year (as of Aug. 26, 2022), the top five hazmat violations in the U.S. were:

  1. Package not secure in vehicle
  2. No copy of USDOT HM registration number
  3. No or improper shipping papers (carrier)
  4. Shipping paper accessibility
  5. Vehicle not placarded as required
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