Hours, brake violations top Roadcheck out-of-service orders

From Overdrive Online:

North American truck and bus inspectors placed more than 12,000 vehicles out-of-service during their 72-hour Roadcheck enforcement blitz held June 6-8. Another nearly 3,000 drivers were placed out-of-service during the week-long event.

Enforcers in sum conducted 62,013 inspections. Of those, 19.4 percent (12,030) resulted in a vehicle out-of-service order, and 4.7 percent (2,940) resulted in a driver out-of-service order.

The top three out-of-service vehicle violations were for brake systems (26.9 percent of vehicle out-of-service violations), cargo securement (15.7 percent) and tires/wheels (15.1 percent).

The top three driver-related violations were for hours of service (32.3 percent of driver out-of-service violations), wrong class license (14.9 percent) and false log book (11.3 percent).

In last year’s Roadcheck, inspectors performed more inspections, but placed fewer trucks and drivers out of service.

See the full article from Overdrive Online.

Note from MTAC

Consider attending MTAC’s upcoming classes on Complying with FMCSA, and brake training, to ensure your company avoids these violations. Register online.