Safety Violations Drop

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Safety violations drop
by Tank Transport Trader
Published on 10-14-2015

Inspectors issued the fewest number of out-of-service violations yet during this year’s Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA)International Roadcheck, records show.

The 2015 International Roadchecktook place June 2-4. During that time, CVSA inspectors carried out more than 69,000 inspections. Out of that total, 44,989 were Standard Level I inspections, which are the most thorough type of roadside inspection.

Of all Level I inspections, only 3.6 percent of drivers and 21.6 percent of vehicles incurred out-of-service violations. That marked the lowest rates for which CVSA has data, which dates back to 1991. Level I inspections follow a 37-step procedure that involves examination of the driver’s record of duty status and the safety of the vehicle.

The emphasis for this year’s Roadcheck was on cargo securement. Inspectors issued 2,439 violations for load securement, according to CVSA.

The most common load-securement related violation was failure to prevent shifting or loss of load. The other most common violations were for failure to secure truck equipment and damaged, insufficient or loose tie-downs.

The most common vehicle out-of-service (OOS) violation this year was for the brake system, making up 27.5 percent of all OOS violations. This was followed by brake adjustment at 15.5 percent, then safe loading at 15.3 percent.

For drivers, hours of service were the most common reason for an OOS violation. Hours of service violations made cialis pas cher up 46 percent of OOS violations, which were down slightly from 2014.

In hazardous materials vehicles, shipping papers were the most common OOS violations, at 27.5 percent, followed by placards at 23.9 percent.

“The annual Roadcheck event is just one example of a continuing strong partnership among local, state and federal safety enforcement personnel,’’ said Scott Darling, acting administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. “It also serves as a valuable reminder that when it comes to commercial vehicle safety, everyone has an important role to play.’’

GTL Repair Services can help keep your fleet on the road.  Call 618-931-4857 to schedule service!

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