The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Roadcheck 2011 in June featured nearly 80,000 bus and truck inspections at 2,550 locations across North America. The 72-hour program, conducted from June 7-9, focused on NAS Level I inspection, motorcoach inspections and hours-of-service logbooks. More than 52 percent of the violations were logbook violations. Inspectors found 14 percent of drivers were using electronic logging devices.
Roadcheck data from 2011 show the overall vehicle compliance rate at 80.7 percent (80.0 percent in 2010), with an overall driver compliance rate of 95.8 percent (95.6 percent from last year). For NAS Level I inspections, the compliance rates were up to 77.2 percent for vehicles (76.7 percent in 2010) and 96.3 percent for drivers (unchanged from 2010). In addition, there were 296 fewer safety belt violations in 2011 (863 vs. 1,159 in 2010).
Inspections of passenger carrying vehicles found a vehicle compliance rate of 91.3 percent in 2011 vs. 91.0 percent in 2010. The motorcoach driver compliance rate was 97.4 percent; in 2010 it was 96.4 percent.
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