The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) is participating in the 30th annual International Roadcheck, a transportation safety and security event, scheduled June 6–8 throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada. The 72-hour event highlights the important role roadside enforcement plays in ensuring North America’s highways remain safe and secure.
PUCO inspectors conduct safety inspections of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) on roadways all across Ohio in an effort to enforce important state and federal safety regulations. Each safety inspection follows a thorough process to make sure that the driver and CMV meet necessary state and federal safety requirements. Vehicles and drivers that fail to meet these requirements may be declared out-of-service and cannot continue operating until they comply.
During the 2016 International Roadcheck event, PUCO specialists completed 1,269 inspections discovering 418 safety violations, including 407 out-of-service violations.
More information about International Roadcheck is available at the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, and information about PUCO’s role in motor carrier safety can be found here. 5/18/2017