Eric Miller/Transport Topics
Law enforcement officers found lower rates of out-of-service violations in commercial vehicle inspections during a three-day enforcement blitz earlier this year compared with last year’s event, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance said.
Violations that resulted in truck or bus drivers being pulled off the road fell to 4.2%, from 4.6% in 2012 and tied with the record low from 2011, CVSA said in a Sept. 11 statement. The vehicle out-of-service violation rate was 20.6% compared with 20.9% last year.
“The strong enforcement presence involved in Roadcheck and throughout the year is a critical component in our safety efforts across North America,” Colorado State Patrol Maj. Mark Savage, who is CVSA’s president, said in a statement. “Inspectors are making a huge impact, and they are to be commended for their efforts.”
State, federal and local officers conducted 47,771 Level I inspections during the June 4-6 event. Level I is the standard, comprehensive commercial-vehicle inspection that includes hours of service, seat belts, brakes, exhaust systems and driver licenses.
Inspectors focused on cargo securement in this year’s Roadcheck and found an 11.7% out-of-service rate from violations, below last year’s 12.3%, CVSA said.