Think that Hours of Service Regulations have Changed? You’ll find out in CVSAs Roadcheck June 5-7
One of the biggest issues we are seeing during the ELD implementation phase for motor carriers is that company managers and drivers are confused about the hour-of-service regulations.
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual International Roadcheck, a three-day ramp up of truck and bus enforcement across North America, is scheduled for June 5-7.
This year, CVSA wants to remind us that the hours-of-services rules have not changed and, due in part to the implementation of the U.S. DOT’s electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, this year’s focus will be on hours-of-service compliance.
CVSA President Capt. Christopher Turner said, “The top reason drivers were placed out of service during 2017 International Roadcheck was for hours-of-service violations. We thought this year would be a perfect opportunity to focus on the importance of the hours-of-service regulations.”
However, inspectors will perform full Level I inspections on most rigs checked during the inspection blitz. Level I inspections are the most thorough, including examination of both driver compliance and vehicle-related violations.
Last year’s Roadcheck had 15,000 out-of-service orders were issued. Of those, 12,000 were for vehicle-related violations and 3,000 were for driver-related violations. Violations related to hours of service and brakes topped the out-of-service infractions.