Florida readers may be interested in learning that the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s International Roadcheck will take place on June 5, 6 and 7 in 2018. The aim of the annual event is to promote road safety by increasing enforcement of bus and truck safety regulations throughout North America.
This year, CVSA inspectors will focus on hours-of-service compliance. According to the organization, hours-of-service violations were the top cause of citations during last year’s International Roadcheck. The focus also coincides with the implementation of a new federal electronic logging device mandate, which went into effect on Dec. 18.
During the enforcement blitz, inspectors will conduct full Level I inspections on most trucks and buses that are examined. Level I inspections are the most thorough examination performed by CVSA inspectors and cover both the vehicle and the driver. During the 2017 International Roadcheck, inspectors examined over 63,000 vehicles and issued 15,000 out-of-service citations. Of those citations, 12,000 were for vehicle violations, and 3,000 were for driver violations. After hours-of-service violations, brake violations were the top reason vehicles were pulled out of service. CVSA inspectors examined over 63,000 vehicles during last year’s campaign.
Truck accidents can be caused by a number of factors, including poor vehicle maintenance and driver negligence. If someone is injured as the result of a truck crash, he or she may have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit against the truck driver and his or her trucking company. This type of lawsuit could help an injured victim recover compensation for various accident-related damages, including medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. Victims could learn more about their legal options by discussing their case with a personal injury lawyer.