2023 International Roadcheck

CVSA Releases 2023 International Roadcheck Results

Recently, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) released the results of its 2023 International Roadcheck. This inspection and enforcement initiative highlights the work of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) inspectors throughout North America and acknowledges the compliance of motor carriers and professional drivers through the issuance of a CVSA decal on eligible vehicles.

In total, 59,429 inspections were conducted in 2023 during the three-day initiative. Approximately 81% of the CMVs examined had no out-of-serice (OOS) violations However, 11,270 vehicles were removed from the roadways for OOS violations, and there were 17,479 vehicle OOS violations in total.

OOS violations mean that either the inspected vehicle or driver will not be allowed to perform their duties until the offenses in question are resolved. These violations can affect motor carriers’ Compliance, Safety and Accountability (CSA) scores and their Safety Fitness Determination (SFD) ratings.


Inspection Specifics

The CVSA places a different emphasis on the International Roadcheck each year. The specific focus in 2023 was anti-lock brake systems (ABS) and cargo securement. Out of the five vehicle OOS violations in North America, brake systems ranked first, and cargo securement came in fourth.

In total, there were 4,412 OOS brake system violations, accounting for 25.2% of OOS violations, and 2,171 OOS cargo securement violations, accounting for 12.4% of OOS violations.

Hours of service (HOS) were the most cited driver OOS violation in North America, accounting for 2,169, or 41.1% of all driver OOS violations. Drivers are required to follow hours of service when operating a CMV. This refers to the maximum amount of time drivers are permitted to be on duty including driving time. Drivers and motor carriers are in violation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) if they do not comply with the HOS.


Most Common Violations

The five most common OOS vehicle violations in the United States found during the 2023 International Roadcheck inspections were:

  1. Braking systems: 4,041 (25.4%)
  2. Tires: 3,172 (19.9%)
  3. Defective service brakes: 2,236 (14.0%)
  4. Cargo securement: 1,969 (12.4%)
  5. Lights: 1,811 (11.4%%)

Meanwhile, the five most common violations that resulted in a driver being put out of service included:

  1. Hours of service: 1,976 (39.4%)
  2. False logs: 1,374 (27.4%)
  3. Other (e.g., moving violations, cellphone use): 476 (9.5%)
  4. Canceled/Revoked license: 41 (8.2%)
  5. No medical card: 241 (4.8%)


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