Texas’ Roadcheck numbers offer preview of nationwide inspection blitz effort

August 9, 2017

Nearly 2,000 trucks were placed out-of-service in Texas during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s International Roadcheck, held June 6-8.

In total, the Texas Department of Public Safety inspected 8,182 commercial vehicles during the blitz, placing 1,938 of those (or 23.6 percent) out-of-service. The department says issues with brakes and defective vehicle lighting were among the most common violations that led to out-of-service orders.