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

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

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

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