Roadcheck 2013 results better, still room to improve
When the CVSA conducted its annual Roadcheck safety blitz earlier this year, more than 73,000 trucks were subjected to roadside safety inspections. Of that number, nearly 48,000, or 65%, were subjected to the most-intensive Level I inspections. Through these inspections, both the truck and driver are scrutinized for compliance with federal, state, and local laws.
Driver compliance improved this year as the out-of-service (OOS) rate for driver criteria dropped to 4.3%, compared with 4.6% last year. The OOS rate for trucks increased slightly, coming in at 24.1% for 2013. Brakes continue to be the weak spot in compliance, with nearly half of all vehicle OOS violations related to brake adjustment or other brake system violations.