CVSA Releases 2023 International Roadcheck Results: 116,669 Violations Identified

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Earlier this year, nearly 60,000 commercial motor vehicles were inspected in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) three-day International Roadcheck inspection and enforcement initiative.

Commercial motor vehicles without critical vehicle inspection violations were eligible for a CVSA decal. During 2023’s International Roadcheck, 20,151 decals were distributed throughout North America.

However, CVSA-certified inspectors discovered at least one out-of-service violation on 19% of the vehicles inspected. Over 11,000 commercial motor vehicles were removed from roadways until the out-of-service (OOS) violations were corrected.

Inspectors also restricted from operating their vehicle 5.5% of the commercial motor vehicle drivers inspected who were found to have at least one out-of-service driver violation, as identified in the CVSA North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria.

Throughout the effort, 116,669 violations were identified, including all driver and vehicle out-of-service violations and violations not out-of-service.

Each year, the CVSA highlights certain aspects of the roadside inspection. This year, inspectors focused on anti-lock braking systems (ABS) and cargo securement. There were 2,975 cargo securement violations and 4,127 ABS violations. Additionally, a total of 949 safety belt violations were issued during this year’s International Roadcheck.

The numbers are truly incredible given the short time. Inspectors performed 59,429 inspections during the 72 hours of International Roadcheck, broken down as follows:

  • 36,021 Level I Inspections – A Level I Inspection is the most commonly conducted inspection level. It’s a 37-step process that checks the driver’s operating credentials and the vehicle’s components.
  • 12,741 Level II Inspections – A Level II Inspection is a walk-around driver/vehicle inspection that includes items that can be inspected without physically getting under the vehicle.
  • 9,332 Level III Inspections – The Level III Inspection is an administrative inspection of the driver’s credentials, status in the drug and alcohol clearinghouse, and hours-of-service records.
  • 1,335 Level V Inspections – The Level V Inspection is the vehicle-only inspection that includes each of the vehicle inspection items.

Be sure to check back next year for 2024 International Roadcheck coverage from TVC Pro-Driver.

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