VIOLATIONS OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLES DECREASES IN 2016

VIOLATIONS OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLES DECREASES IN 2016

Those are the results from Roadcheck 2016 inspections. According to CVSA, this is the second straight year that the International Roadcheck achieves record-low levels since the first event in 1991. Last June, 62,796 vehicles, buses and trucks, were inspected by commercial motor vehicle inspectors all over the United States.

During 2016 inspections, the complete number of out-of-service orders delivered was 2,507 to drivers and 11,206 to vehicles. In the Level I of inspections, inspectors found that 1,431 drivers and 9,078 vehicles had out-of-service violations, which is the lowest rate in the Roadcheck inspections’ history.

The 45.7 percent of vehicle out-of-service orders were composed by air brake infractions, system and adjustments. In the case for drivers, the largest category with violations was hours of service with a 46.8 percent of violations. False logbooks came in second with just 16.4 percent.

International Roadcheck focuses in a different category of violations every year; during 2016 inspections, the focus was mainly on tires. During the inspection process, the inspectors check the general condition of tires and verify if there was anything lodged in between the tires. They also measure the air pressure and tread depth. The result was that 18.5 percent of out-of-service violations were related to wheel and tire infractions.

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