According to CVSA, Roadcheck 2009’s record total of overall inspections and Level I inspections showed significant violations in vehicle and driver out of service (OOS) rates.

During the event, 9,700 CVSA and FMCSA certified inspectors at 2,148 locations across North America performed a record 72,782 truck and bus inspections. Of that total, there were 57,013 NAS Level I inspections, the most comprehensive roadside inspection. Both of these outputs are significant increases over previous records for the 22-year event. The total inspection output is a 7.1 percent increase over the previous record (2008), and the NAS Level I output is an 8.9 percent increase (2008).

Data showed 22.2 percent of all trucks and drivers were found to be out of service in Level I inspections.

Driver results for the vehicle types were as follows:

  • All inspections: 95.6 percent of drivers passed, and 4.4 percent were placed out of service (5.3 percent were out of service in 2008).
  • All Level I inspections: 96.1 percent of drivers passed, and 3.9 percent were placed out of service (4.9 percent were out of service in 2008).
  • Hazmat: 97.0 percent of drivers passed, and 3.0 percent were placed out of service (2.4 percent were out of service in 2008).
  • Passenger carrying vehicles: 96.4 percent of drivers passed, and 3.6 percent were placed out of service (4.5 percent were out of service in 2008).

Vehicle results were as follows:

  • All inspections: 80.4 percent of vehicles passed, and 19.6 percent were placed out of service (20.8 percent were out of service in 2008).
  • All Level 1 inspections: 77.8 percent of drivers passed, and 22.2 percent were placed out of service (23.9 percent were out of service in 2008).
  • Hazmat: 83.0 percent of vehicles passed the inspection, and 17.0 percent were placed out of service (17.6 percent were out of service in 2008).
  • Passenger carrying vehicles: 88.5 percent of vehicles passed the inspection, and 11.5 percent were placed out of service (12.2 percent were out of service in 2008).