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Roadcheck 2010 Reveals Strong Safety Compliance

July 14, 2010

WASHINGTON - Results from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's (CVSA) Roadcheck 2010 reveal that the commercial motor vehicle (CMV) industry is hovering close to the record low out-of-service (OOS) rates set during 2009.

Additionally, while overall inspection totals are down from the previous year's records, more inspectors participated at more locations in this year's event, CVSA said. This seems to indicate that during 2010, there was a shift to an increasing focus on mobile roadside inspections.

In 2010, roadside inspectors focused on the North American Standard (NAS) Level I inspection, safety belt enforcement, and motorcoach inspections. More than 9,856 CVSA-certified inspectors at 2,482 locations across North America performed 65,327 truck and bus inspections. Of that total, there were 48,970 NAS Level I inspections, the most comprehensive roadside inspection. The total inspection output is a 10.2-percent decrease over the previous record total, and the NAS Level I output is a 14.1-percent decrease over the previous record, both of which occurred in 2009.

"The number of CMV inspections is an indicator that, even in these continued tough economic times, state, provincial, local and federal agencies are committed to enforcing truck and bus safety standards," said CVSA Interim Executive Director Stephen A. Keppler. "Roadside enforcement remains committed to this critically important role in saving lives on North America's highways and helping to provide all travelers a safe and secure place to travel."

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