From June 3 to June 5, 2008, about 10,000 Certified Inspectors from FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and CVSA (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance) will conduct thousands of truck and bus inspections in North America during Roadcheck 2008. The inspectors will follow a comprehensive 37-step procedure that may result in trucks and/or drivers being placed out-of-service.
According to the CVSA, last year’s Roadcheck resulted in 6.2% of drivers (nearly 66% due to hours-of-service violations) and 21.5% of vehicles inspected being placed out-of-service, mostly (54%) due to brake defects. For more information about last year’s inspections, please visit http://www.cvsa.org/latestnews/cvsa.pastnews.cfm.An out-of-service driver or vehicle means lost time and revenue. Be sure your vehicles are in compliance!