Good news has come from this year’s International Roadcheck, a three-day inspection blitz held throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA). This year’s focus was wheel ends, which encompasses the tire and wheel assembly components such as the hub, axle and steering mechanism.
14,200 CVSA decals were awarded for passing inspection
After having a quick read through of the results page on the CVSA website, I have a feeling that drivers did actually heed the warnings from our earlier articles. It seems that they did run their vehicles through a preemptive inspection at a certified heavy truck shop before the week’s festivities back in May.
Here’s a look at some of the figures from the International Roadcheck event:
- 36,555 Level I Inspections – This 37-step process checks the driver’s operating credentials and requirements and the vehicle’s mechanical fitness and regulatory compliance.
- 12,411 Level II Inspections – This inspection involves reviewing the driver’s operating credentials and requirements and includes only vehicle inspection items that can be inspected without the inspector physically getting under the vehicle.
- 8,171 Level III Inspections – This is an inspection of the driver credentials and operating requirements.
- 1,150 Level V Inspections – This inspection involves vehicle inspection items and may be conducted without a driver present, at any location.
So what was the winner of the “most violation found” this year?
For the U.S. and Canada, brakes won the award hands down, with 24% and 38% respectively. Mexico, however, had tires at the top of the list with over 45% of the tickets written.
For driver side violations, it seems the ELD won in the U.S. with 45%, or 1901 out-of- service (OOS) violations being issued for false log violations. Canada had a similar, yet different issue with 219, or over 76%, of their driver OOS violations involving hours of service (HOS) issues.
The full press release on this year’s results can be found by following the link to the CVSA’s website.