Friday, April 10, 2015

Road Check 2015 will be June 2nd, 3rd, 4th

Each year during the 72-hour blitz, 10,000 CMV enforcement officers, from Canada to Mexico inspect approximately 17 trucks or buses every minute.

During the 2014 Commercial Vehicle Safety Association inspections, 72,415 driver inspections were conducted. 4.8% were found with OOS violations, and 825 seatbelt violations were found.

73,475 buses and trucks were inspected. Of those, 49,656 were subjected to a Level 1 inspection. A Level 1 inspection is a 37-point inspection. A Level 1 inspection is ” an examination of driver’s record of duty status and the safety of the vehicle. Drivers are required to provide items such as their license, endorsements, medical card and hours-of-service documentation, and are checked for seat belt usage and the use of alcohol and/or drugs. The vehicle inspection includes checking items such as the braking system, coupling devices, exhaust system, frame, fuel system, lights, safe loading, steering mechanism, suspension, tires, van and open-top trailer bodies, wheels and rims, windshield wipers, and emergency exits on buses,” the CVSA states.

A total of 5,738 hazmat vehicles were inspected. 919 were found to have OOS violations and 172 hazmat drivers were found to have OOS violations.

According to a press release from the State Highway Patrol, Patrol officers and motor carrier enforcement inspectors inspected 1,237 trucks. Of those, 280 trucks and buses and 40 drivers were placed out of service during the 72-hour blitz.

In 2013, Last year, Ohio State Highway Patrol and CMV enforcement officers inspected 1,566 vehicles. OSHP and CMV enforcement officers placed 363 trucks and 65 drivers OOS.

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