A record-tying low number of truck driving professionals were placed out of service for rules violations during the recent national safety inspection blitz known as Roadcheck, according to figures released last week by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.
Data from CVSA’s June 4-6 event showed that violations that resulted in truck or bus drivers being pulled off the road fell to 4.2% this year from 4.6% in 2012, matching the record low set in 2011.
At the same time, vehicles’ overall out-of-service rate declined to 20.6%, down from 20.9% last year.
Vehicle violations largely include mechanical issues, while those…
By Michael G. Malloy, Staff Reporter
This story appears in the Sept. 16 print edition of Transport Topics.