Annual Roadcheck Inspection Spree Slated for Early June, Focus on Hours Violations
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's (CVSA) annual International Roadcheck, a three-day ramp up of truck and bus enforcement across North America, is scheduled for
. The year's focus will be on hours-of-service compliance, says CVSA, due in part to the implementation of the U.S. Department of Transportation's electronic logging device (ELD) mandate. CVSA President Capt. Christopher Turner of the Kansas Highway Patrol says, "The top reason drivers were placed out of service during 2017 International Roadcheck was for hours-of-service violations. Although the ELD rule that went into effect on
does not change any of the underlying hours-of-service rules or exceptions, the ELD mandate placed a spotlight on hours-of-service compliance. We thought this year would be a perfect opportunity to focus on the importance of the hours-of-service regulations." Inspectors will perform full Level I inspections on most rigs checked during the inspection blitz. CVSA has said in years past that an average of 15 trucks and buses are inspected every minute across North America during the 72-hour event. In last year's Roadcheck, 15,000 out-of-service orders were issued. Of those, 12,000 were for vehicle-related violations, and 3,000 were for driver-related violations. Violations related to hours of service and brakes topped the out-of-service infractions. Enforcers in 2017 conducted more than 63,000 inspections during the 72-hour event.
(Source: NLBMDA Workplace Safety & Risk Management Newsletter, April 2018)