Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual International Roadcheck is the largest enforcement blitz of the year. This year it saw inspectors in the U.S. and Canada put huge numbers of vehicles and truck drivers out of service. The most common violation for drivers? Hours of Service violations.
Between June 4th and June 6th of this year, 67,072 commercial vehicle inspections took place as part of CVSA’s International Roadcheck. During those inspections, 17.9% of the vehicles (12,019) were placed out-of-service and 4.2% of the drivers (2,784) were placed out-of-service.
Vehicles were placed out of service at a higher rate in Canada than in the U.S. (19.9% and 17.7% respectively), but drivers were placed out-of-service at a higher rate in the U.S. than Canada (4.4% and 2% respectively).
CVSA’s focus on steering systems didn’t yield huge results with only 2.5% of all out-of-service violations relating to steering issues. Instead, braking systems took home the crown with 28% of all violations.
Among drivers, 1,179 Hours of Service violations were recorded. That comes in at 37.2% of all driver out-of-service violations. A shocking 714 drivers were caught driving with the wrong class license, 467 drivers were cited for falsifying their logs, 232 were driving on a suspended license, and 94 received citations for driving with an expired license.