Roadcheck 2011, theCommercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 72-hour safety blitz, is scheduled for June 7 - 9, 2011. CVSA sponsors Roadcheck with participation by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, Transport Canada, and the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (Mexico).
Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial vehicles in the world, with approximately 14 trucks or buses being inspected, on average, every minute from Canada to Mexico during a 72-hour period.
Each year, approximately 10,000 CVSA-certified local, state, provincial and federal inspectors at 1,500 locations across North America perform the truck and bus inspections.
During the 2010 Roadcheck event, CMV enforcement conducted more than 65,000 inspections across the U.S. Vehicle compliance rates were about 80 percent and drivers had a 95.6 percent pass rate. Driver compliance rates in 2009 set a record at 95.7 percent.
The primary reasons cited by inspectors for placing vehicles and drivers out of service continue to be brakes and logbooks, respectively.
CVSA is made up of local, state, provincial, territorial and federal motor-carrier safety officials and industry representatives in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Since its inception in 1988, the roadside inspections conducted during Roadcheck have numbered more than one million.
Penske Truck Leasing supports the CVSA in its efforts to increase fleet safety. For more information about Roadcheck 2011 visit cvsa.org.
By Kathleen Walter