Results of sudden five-day truck inspection were disappointing
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) released the results of an unannounced inspection of trucks carrying hazardous substances or dangerous materials.
The road blitz of dangerous goods took place from 21 to 25 June, 2021, in the United States, Mexico and Canada.
During five days, 10,905 commercial vehicles and 8,363 trucks carrying hazardous materials were inspected.
The inspectors identified 2,714 violations, including:
- 496 shipping papers violations
- 628 non-bulk/small means of containment packaging violations
- 277 non-bulk/small means of containment labeling violations
- 167 other safety marks violations
- 288 loading and securement violations
- 50 HM/DG package integrity (leaking) violations
- 63 Transportation of Dangerous Goods Training Certificate violations (Canada only)
“This blitz helps to raise awareness of the current rules and regulations for the transport of dangerous goods to ensure the safety of the drivers, the public and the environment. It also mentions hard-working, specially trained commercial vehicle law enforcement officers who inspect vehicles,” the CVSA said in a press release.
The CVSA conducted a similar blitz attack against dump trucks with dangerous vehicles from 12 to 16 August, 2019. During the inspection, officers throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico conducted 9,259 truck inspections and found 683 violations.