Roadcheck 2011 officials pleased with truck safety results
Every day, various trucking advocate groups are ensuring the trucking safety of all those haulers who are on the road. Recently, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's (CVSA) program, called Roadcheck 2011, set up checkpoints throughout the country that inspected truck drivers to see if regulations were being honored, reports Trucking Info.
For a weekend in June, truck stops were extra staffed to have drivers log books checked and their equipment tested for safety and efficiency. Officials found that this year was the lowest recorded out-of-service rate ever, which means tuckers are practicing safer driving than in previous years.
More than 70,000 trucks and buses were checked for violations. Driver compliance rate was more than 95 percent, and almost 81 percent of vehicles met regulations.
The improvement is considered significant by many members of law enforcement and the CVSA. However, Stephen Keppler, executive director at CVSA, says those in the trucking industry should strive for perfection, reports Commercial Carrier Journal.
"Although overall out-of-service rates are at record lows, there is room for improvement until the roads are free from vehicle and driver violations," he told the news source.
Friday, July 8th, 2011
Every day, various trucking advocate groups are ensuring the trucking safety of all those haulers who are on the road.