CVSA showed results of five-day check of hazardous cargo
The unscheduled CVSA audit inspected 6000 vehicles carrying hazardous materials and goods. The five-day test of the HM/DG Road Blitz started June 13 and finished June 17, 2022 in the US.
During these 5 days, inspectors checked 6204 commercial vehicles, and a total of 6668 containers of hazardous materials and cargo.
A total of 1774 violations were identified during the HM/DG Road Blitz:
• 408 violations related to shipping documents
• 269 violations related to the packaging of oversized cargo / small means of restraint
• 272 violations of placing plates for bulk container/large means of deterrence
• 76 oversized/small containment violations
• 159 bulk container/large containment plate violations
• 79 other labeling-related security breaches
• 168 violations related to loading and securing
• 43 hazardous materials/dangerous goods packaging breaches (leakage)
The CVSA says this unscheduled inspection helps raise awareness of the rules for transporting hazardous materials and cargo to ensure drivers and public safety.