INTERNATIONAL ROADCHECK * USA: 21.5 % of trucks, out of service
* DC - Hours of service, improper logs lead violations for truckers during Roadcheck, brakes top equipment violation
--- Inspectors during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual 72-hour International Roadcheck campaign placed 21.5 percent of trucks inspected out of service, along with 3.4 percent of drivers, according to numbers released Oct. 20 by CVSA... CVSA reported 9,080 trucks were placed out of service during the inspection blitz, while 1,436 drivers were placed out of service... Hours of service violations and logbook violations led the driver-related out-of-service violations, while brake violations accounted for nearly half of the vehicle out-of-service orders issued during the week... Of the 62,796 inspections performed across North America during the event, 42,236 were North American Standard Level I inspections, the most comprehensive inspection level. CVSA says the number of total inspections and Level I inspections were down in 2016, and the vehicle and driver out-of-service percentages are at record lows for the annual Roadcheck event...
(Photo: the Roadcheck for Brake Safety Week 2016) -- Washington, DC, USA - Overdrive, by Matt Cole - October 20, 2016