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Press Release - Roadcheck 2008

Encouraging Results for 2008 Roadcheck

Ottawa, June 27, 2008 – The Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) is pleased to report that 82% of commercial vehicles passed this year’s Roadcheck inspection, demonstrating the high level of mechanical fitness of Canada’s truck and bus fleet. The annual roadside safety inspection blitz was conducted across North America June 3-5 by enforcement agencies in Canada, the United States and Mexico. The event is coordinated by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) in partnership with CCMTA member jurisdictions.  

As part of the event, safety inspections of vehicles and drivers are conducted at sites in all Canadian jurisdictions. Vehicles are selected randomly at each location and subjected to the most comprehensive and stringent of the CVSA on-road inspection procedures (see General Note Appendix A).

Over the three-day event, 7,351 vehicles and drivers underwent full inspections for mechanical and driver fitness. Of those, 6,013 vehicles and 7,073 drivers passed CVSA’s rigorous roadside inspection criteria. Inspectors issued 6,558 new decals to individual trucks, trailers and passenger-carrying vehicles across Canada signifying CVSA’s highest degree of safety and mechanical fitness.

In total, 1,289 trucks, 49 passenger-carrying vehicles and 278 drivers were placed out of service for various safety defects and violations. An out-of-service condition can occur for infractions as simple as a rear signal light not working to the extreme of faulty steering or brakes. Other defects include wheels, tires, frame and load security. In many cases, drivers are able to make the necessary adjustments on site, are re-inspected and continue on their trip. Consistent with previous years, a total of 3.8% of drivers were placed out of service for log book, driver qualification or paperwork problems. (Results from this year’s initiative as well as Roadcheck 2007 and 2006 are shown in the attached tables.)

This year’s out-of-service rate of 18.2 is slightly better than last year’s figure of 18.5%, and continues a steady, overall downward trend in the OOS rate over the past ten years. Brake-related defects continue to account for half of all out-of-service violations. As such, CVSA Region V officials strongly encourage governments, industry associations and individual carriers and drivers alike to take an active part in the upcoming 2008 Brake Safety Week planned for September 21-27. The event is dedicated to enhancing knowledge, regulatory compliance and performance of commercial vehicle braking systems. Enforcement and industry officials know that education and awareness are key to improving commercial vehicle safety. CCMTA calls on all industry players - carriers, drivers and enforcement officials - to continue working together to achieve a further sustained drop in the out-of-service rate nationwide in the years ahead.

Roadcheck 2008 was planned and carried out as a joint effort involving the Canadian provinces and territories, CVSA Region V (Canada), CCMTA, CVSA International and our industry road safety partners as part of an ongoing commitment to introduce safety measures and programs that result in safer vehicles, safer operators and safer highways.

For further information, please contact CVSA Region V (Canada) President John Meed, at
306-787-4133.

ROADCHECK 2008 RESULTS
Jurisdiction
# Trucks
Inspected
# Trucks
OOS

#
Drivers
OOS

% Trucks
OOS
% Drivers
OOS
#
Motor Coaches Inspected
#
Motor Coaches OOS
# Drivers OOS
%
Motor Coaches OOS
%
Drivers OOS
BC
820
153
41
18.7
5.0
71
13
5
18.3
7.0
AB
471
149
34
31.6
7.2
70
21
10
30.0
14.3
SK
486
44
16
9.1
3.3
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
MB
327
77
1
23.5
0.3
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
ON
2360
436
113
18.5
4.8
83
15
6
18.1
7.2
QC
1339
188
4
14.0
0.3
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
NB
377
66
10
17.5
2.7
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
PE
97
11
1
11.3
1.0
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
NS
202
32
9
15.8
4.5
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
NL
531
106
25
20.0
4.7
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
YT
81
13
3
16.0
3.7
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
NT
36
14
0
38.8
0.0
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Cdn Total
7127
1289
257
18.1
3.6
224
49
21
21.9
9.4

Notes

OOS:                      Out of service

General:                The procedure for Roadcheck allows jurisdictions the flexibility of conducting the blitz for a minimum of 48 hours over the 72-hour period up to the full 72 hours.

                                Figures do not include vehicles waived through and considered ‘passed’ due to the presence of a valid CVSA decal. Only vehicles without a valid CVSA inspection decal were inspected and reported on.

n/a:                         Denotes jurisdictions which did not participate in passenger-carrying vehicle inspections.

 

June 27, 2008

ROADCHECK 2007 RESULTS
Jurisdiction
# Trucks
Inspected
# Trucks
OOS

#
Drivers
OOS

% Trucks
OOS
% Drivers
OOS
#
Motor Coaches Inspected
#
Motor Coaches OOS
# Drivers OOS
%
Motor Coaches OOS
%
Drivers OOS
BC
673
147
51
21.8
7.6
51
9
2
17.6
3.9
AB
462
138
37
29.9
8.0
25
3
1
12.0
4.0
SK
457
55
13
12.0
2.8
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
MB
352
60
3
17.0
0.9
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
ON
2862
524
152
18.3
5.3
99
13
10
13.1
10.1
QC
1092
184
2
16.8
0.2
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
NB
296
68
10
23.0
3.4
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
PE
104
13
1
12.5
1.0
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
NS
195
17
6
8.7
3.1
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
NL
462
95
2
20.6
0.4
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
YT
95
13
1
13.7
1.1
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
NT
50
10
0
20.0
0.0
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Cdn Total
7100
1324
278
18.6
3.9
175
25
13
14.3
7.4

Notes

OOS:  Out of service

General:  The procedure for Roadcheck allows jurisdictions the flexibility of conducting the blitz for a minimum of 48 hours over the 72-hour period up to the full 72 hours.

Figures for 2007 do not include vehicles waived through and considered ‘passed’ due to the presence of a valid CVSA decal. Only vehicles without a valid CVSA inspection decal were inspected and reported on.

n/a:  Denotes jurisdictions which did not participate in motor coach inspections.

June 27, 2007

ROADCHECK 2006 RESULTS
Jurisdiction
# Trucks
Inspected
# Trucks
OOS

#
Drivers
OOS

% Trucks
OOS
% Drivers
OOS
#
Motor Coaches Inspected
#
Motor Coaches OOS
# Drivers OOS
%
Motor Coaches OOS
%
Drivers OOS
BC
755
146
45
19.3
6.0
74
7
3
9.5
4.1
AB
563
150
20
26.6
3.6
36
4
0
11.1
0
SK
542
70
17
12.9
3.1
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
MB
401
84
5
20.9
1.2
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
ON
2910
628
135
21.6
4.6
140
29
10
20.7
7.1
QC
900
132
10
14.7
1.1
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
NB
401
124
15
30.9
3.7
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
PE
117
24
1
20.5
0.9
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
NS
172
29
2
16.9
1.2
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
NL
456
79
11
17.3
2.4
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
YT
95
16
5
16.8
5.3
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
NT
72
16
17
22.2
23.6
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Cdn Total
7384
1498
283
20.3
3.8
250
40
13
16.0
5.2

Notes

OOS: Out of service

General: The procedure for Roadcheck allows jurisdictions the flexibility of conducting the blitz for a minimum of 48 hours over the 72-hour period up to the full 72 hours.

Figures for 2006 do not include vehicles waived through and considered ‘passed’ due to the presence of a valid CVSA decal. Only vehicles without a valid CVSA inspection decal were inspected and reported on.

N/A: Denotes jurisdictions which did not participate in motor coach inspections.

June 21, 2006

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