GREENBELT, Md. — Of the total inspections conducted this past June 5-7 by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) as part of its annual International Roadcheck, only 3.9 percent of drivers were placed out-of-service (OOS), CVSA reported today.
HOS violations represented 43.7 percent of all driver OOS conditions; however, of the total number of inspections conducted, less than 2 percent of drivers were placed OOS for HOS violations.
Commercial motor vehicle enforcement personnel throughout Canada and the United States conducted 67,502 roadside inspections on large trucks and buses as part of the Alliance’s inspection and enforcement initiative.
From all inspections, inspectors identified 11,897 vehicles with OOS conditions and 2,664 drivers with OOS conditions. Of the North American Standard (NAS) Level I Inspections conducted, 21.6 percent of commercial motor vehicles were placed OOS.
Of all NAS Level I, II and III Inspections, 3.9 percent of drivers inspected were placed OOS.
During an inspection, if an inspector identifies critical inspection items on a vehicle with specific violations, he or she will render the vehicle OOS, which means mechanical defects must be corrected in order for the vehicle to be permitted to proceed. A driver found to be in violation of the conditions in the OOS criteria, will be placed OOS until the condition can be rectified.
International Roadcheck is a three-day enforcement event when CVSA-certified inspectors conduct large-scale, high-visibility roadside inspections of commercial trucks and buses and their drivers. These inspections occurred at inspection sites, weigh stations and roving patrol locations along roadways throughout the 72-hour event.
Each year, special emphasis is placed on a certain category of violations. This year’s focus was on HOS compliance. Since the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate went into effect on December 18, 2017, throughout the United States, with CVSA’s NAS OOS criteria effective April 1, 2018, this year’s International Roadcheck, held two months after OOS enforcement began, served as the perfect opportunity to highlight the importance of HOS regulations and compliance, a CVSA news release said.
CVSA pulled and analyzed data from the three days of International Roadcheck from the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) and pooled that data with data collected and submitted by CVSA’s Canadian jurisdictions to report overall statistics from Canada and the United States for 2018 International Roadcheck.
Of all driver violations, driver-related results are as follows: