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

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

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

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