Friday, May 4, 2012
Road check and Truck Safety
It is not too early to get ready for the annual
72-hour CVSA Operation Roadcheck on June 5-7,
2012. This 72-hour inspection blitz provides a
snapshot of the trucking and motor coach industries.
When compared to prior years it shows the
areas of weakness as well as the areas improved
from prior years. Last year there were 70,712 inspections
done during the 72-hours. Log book violations
were by far the largest out of service issue
for drivers at 52.5% of all driver OOS violations.
On the positive side only 4.2% of drivers
inspected were put out of service. Last year 19.3%
of all trucks were placed out of service during this
Preparing for this 72-hour blitz should not
be an annual event. It should be an ongoing process
that is reviewed every day in multiple inspections
looking for potential defects. Be safe and in
compliance 100% of the time!!