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International Roadcheck 2016 Results

The results for the 29th annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck program are in! Let’s take a look at how drivers did this year!

What is International Roadcheck?

RoadCheckLogo.jpgThe CVSA’s International Roadcheck
is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in the world! During this annual 3-day event, CVSA-certified inspectors conduct an average of 15 inspections on trucks and buses every minute across North America.

In addition to inspections, this event gives inspectors the opportunity to educate drivers, carriers, and the public on the importance of road safety.

A few months before International Roadcheck happens, the CVSA announces an area that inspectors will be giving special attention to. In 2016, inspectors placed a special emphasis on tires including tread depth, pressure, and overall condition.

2016 International Roadcheck Results

This year a total of 62,796 roadside inspections were conducted during the 72-hour inspection blitz period. That’s just over 14 inspections per minute! Of these inspections, 42,236 (62%) were Level I inspections. Level I inspections are the most comprehensive with a 37-step examination of both the driver and vehicle.

Vehicle OOS Violations
Of the Level I inspections, 21.5% of vehicles were placed out-of-service (OOS) as a result of a critical violation. The top three out-of-service vehicle violations were brake systems, tires/wheels, and brake adjustment. Even with advanced notice of the special emphasis being placed on tires/wheels, tires/wheels moved into the second most common OOS violation!


We saw a number of improvements this year from the 2015 results. Most notable improvements were made in cargo securement and lighting devices. However, we did see results get worse in brake adjustment, suspension, and tires/wheels.

Driver OOS Violations
Of the Level I Inspections, 3.4% of drivers were placed OOS as a result of a critical violation. The tops three driver OOS violations were hours of service (HOS), false logbook, and improper endorsement.


As you can see from the chart above, drivers improved in both the disqualified driver and drugs/alcohol categories. Unsurprisingly, hours of service and false log books continue to be the worst categories, performing even more poorly this year than in the past 2 years.

Overall Program Results
In 2016 we saw the number of inspections conducted decrease again (decreasing since 2014) with 11,206 vehicles being placed out-of-service. The chart below, from the CVSA website, provides a historical overview of the program since inception.


How BigRoad Can Help

Technology plays a huge role in operating a compliant fleet. Many of the violations you see above can be prevented by implementing technology including electronic logbooks and electronic logging devices (ELDs). Let BigRoad help you get your fleet on the path to compliance today – setup a demo and see our solutions in action!