The results are in for International Roadcheck 2015 and the findings are impressive: the driver and vehicle out-of-service (OOS) rates for Level I inspections were the lowest in the history of the program.
Sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), the International Roadcheck 2015 took place from June 2-4, with commercial motor vehicle inspectors across North America inspecting nearly 70,000 trucks and buses over the course of 72 hours.
Close to 45,000 of these were Level I inspections, which are the most comprehensive roadside checks. Of those, only 3.6 percent of drivers and 21.6 percent of vehicles received OOS violations.
Level I inspections consist of a 37-step procedure that examines the driver’s record of duty status and the safety of the vehicle. This includes verifying documentation such as license and endorsements as well as the function of items like brakes, suspension, lights and other important vehicle components.
This year’s International Roadcheck also placed a special emphasis on securing cargo. The inspectors detailed the regulations regarding proper load securement, highlighting problem areas such as failure to prevent shifting/loss of load, failure to secure truck equipment, and damaged, loose or missing tie downs.
Since the first International Roadcheck in 1988, inspections have topped 1.4 million, resulting in an estimated 334 lives saved and 6,134 injuries avoided.
We recognize the importance of events like these and how safety is a critical issue to the transportation industry. To get more information about how PeopleNet is keeping drivers safe, visit our Fleet Safety and Compliance page.