Brake violations top Roadcheck out-of-service conditions; COVID CDL waivers extended

December 18, 2020

More than 15,000 trucks and drivers were placed out-of-service during the annual International Roadcheck inspection blitz in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

The 72-hour enforcement spree, headed up by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, was held Sept. 9-11. In total, 50,151 inspections were conducted across North America.

The top five vehicle OOS violations during the blitz were brake system (3,163 violations), tires (2,326), lights (1,650), cargo securement (1,586), and brake adjustment (1,567). The total number of out-of-service vehicle violations from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. combined was 12,254.

Each year, inspectors key in on a specific area of violations, and the 2020 focus was driver requirements. The top five driver OOS violations were hours of service (1,128 violations); moving violations, cell phone use, etc. (709); wrong class license (687); false logs (455); and suspended license (141). The total number of driver out-of-service violations was 3,247.