Over 15,000 trucks, drivers sidelined in 2020 Roadcheck

More than 15,000 trucks and drivers were placed out-of-service during the annual International Roadcheck inspection blitz in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico earlier this year.

The 72-hour enforcement spree, headed up by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, was held Sept. 9-11. In total, 50,151 inspections were conducted across North America.

The top five vehicle out of service violations during the blitz were:

  • brake system (3,163 violations)
  • tires (2,326)
  • lights (1,650)
  • cargo securement (1,586)
  • brake adjustment (1,567)

The total number of out-of-service vehicle violations from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. combined was 12,254.

Each year, inspectors key in on a specific area of violations, and the 2020 focus was driver requirements. The top five driver out of service violations were:

  • hours of service (1,128 violations)
  • moving violations, cell phone use, etc. (709)
  • wrong class license (687);
  • false logs (455)
  • suspended license (141).

The total number of driver out-of-service violations was 3,247.

Inspectors also checked seat belt usage during International Roadcheck. A total of 768 seatbelt violations were issued – seven in Canada, eight in Mexico and 753 in the U.S.

In the U.S., inspectors also found 173 out-of-service hazmat violations, including loading, shipping papers, placards and markings.

The next International Roadcheck is scheduled for May 4-6, 2021.