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2012 Roadcheck Finds 1 in 5 Trucks Unsafe!

Posted in Roadcheck
I have blogged numerous times since 2007 about the horrible safety levels of our nation’s trucking fleet as documented in the annual Roadcheck Safety Inspections. In Roadcheck, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) teams with state inspectors and they check more trucks on the road than normal. They announce the inspection dates months in advance so all the… Continue Reading

SAFEST DAYS ON THE ROAD JUNE 7-9 THIS YEAR

Posted in Roadcheck
The 2011 Roadcheck is underway. This is the pre-announced "high inspection rate" period for tractor trailers. Over these few days almost 2% of the tractor trailers on the road have a chance of getting inspected. Despite being woefully inadequate, this is almost double the normal rate of daily inspections. This is when the smart unsafe truckers take… Continue Reading

ROADCHECK TO SHOW HOW DANGEROUS TRUCKING FLEETS ARE JUNE 7-9

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Roadcheck gives the US a false sense of security. Every year Roadcheck is announced by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance months before the actual inspection. This year Roadcheck will be June 7-9. It is bad enough that the trucking industry knows when Roadcheck is months in advance, now, according to Transportation Topics (May 30, 2011 p27), they… Continue Reading

Roadcheck 2010 Over – Be Careful This Week!

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Roadcheck 2010 was June 8-10 this year. This is the industry, pre-announced, inspection that causes unsafe truck drivers to take vacations so they don’t get inspected. This is true even though the increased inspections still only look at a fraction of the trucks on the road. Now that the inspection is over unsafe truckers will be… Continue Reading

68% of Trucking Companies Unsafe, Only 1% Care According to Industry and Government

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The FMCSA recently stated that only 8,851 trucking companies, out of the 650,000 active trucking companies in the US, have bothered to see the company safety data that is compiled on each company by the FMCSA. These figures were as as of May 21, 2010, according to FMCSA spokesman Duane DeBruyne. This is ironic considering 1 in 5 trucks are… Continue Reading

ROADCHECK SCAM BY CVSA CONTINUES

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  Roadcheck is a 72-hour event in which inspectors set up more than 1,000 checkpoints on highways across North America to monitor truck safety compliance. While this sounds like a good thing, the fact is the event is publicized within the industry MONTHS in advance, allowing dangerous truckers time to get off the road. Even with the advance… Continue Reading

Complete Roadcheck 2009 Results Show Major Problems in the Trucking Industry

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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… Continue Reading

92,500 Commercial Drivers DUI Daily and 2,210,750 CDL Drivers and Tractor Trailers Violating Safety Laws Every Day

Posted in Roadcheck
For years, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has been reporting that fewer violations have been found during annual road checks. This year 23.9% of all inspected trucks were found to have violations. Almost one quarter of all trucks on the road were OUT OF SERVICE! What is more the CVSA failed to extrapolate the number of out… Continue Reading

Hours of Service Vilolations and Brake Problems Top Out of Service Violations

Posted in Roadcheck, Safety
According to JJ Keller, hours of service violations and brake problems were the top violations found during the  2007 Roadcheck. Between vehicle problems, and driver problems, approximately 49% of the inspections showed either the vehicle or the driver should not be on the road. JJ Keller reported: A total of 62,370 inspections were conducted during the 72-hour… Continue Reading