Considering that 70 percent of HOS violations are “form and manner” violations, this would be a good week to take a long hard look at your logbooks. The CVSA annual Roadcheck safety blitz will focus its enforcement on HOS and logbook violations this Tuesday through Thursday, June 7-9.
Roadcheck 2011is the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s 72-hour safety blitz. CVSA sponsors Roadcheck with participation by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, Transport Canada, and the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (Mexico).
Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial vehicles in the world, with approximately 14 trucks or buses being inspected, on average, every minute from Canada to Mexico during a 72-hour period.
Each year, approximately 10,000 CVSA-certified local, state, provincial and federal inspectors at 1,500 locations across North America perform the truck and bus inspections.
During the 2010 Roadcheck event, CMV enforcement conducted 65,327 inspections across the U.S. Of those, almost 49,000 were Level 1. Vehicle compliance rates were about 80 percent and drivers had a 95.6 percent pass rate. Driver compliance rates in 2009 set a record at 95.7 percent.
The primary reasons cited by inspectors for placing vehicles and drivers out of service continue to be brakes and logbooks, respectively.
CVSA is made up of local, state, provincial, territorial and federal motor-carrier safety officials and industry representatives in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Since its inception in 1988, the roadside inspections conducted during Roadcheck have numbered more than 1 million. Learn more about the program at cvsa.org.