Roadside Inspections by Inspection Level (Commercial Zone)

This report presents a breakdown of roadside inspections and Out-Of-Service (OOS) inspections by inspection level (level descriptions) for the selected years. The report can be filtered by fiscal or calendar years, carrier domicile, and vehicle type. Clicking on any column heading will sort the report by the selected column. By default, the report displays the number of inspections and OOS inspections which occurred in the Commerical Zone by level for the last 5 fiscal years.

Filter Options
Filter Description
Domicile Carrier domicile is determined at the time of the event.
1) All domiciles - Carriers domiciled in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and some foreign countries.
2) United States - Carriers domiciled in the United States.
3) Mexico - Carriers domiciled in Mexico.
4) Canada - Carriers domiciled in Canada.
Vehicle Type By default, the filter will be set to ‘All Vehicles’. You can select one of the 8 following options in this filter:
1) All Vehicles
2) All Trucks
3) All Passengers
4) Bus
5) Motorcoach
6) Limousine
7) School Bus
8) Van
Time Period Fiscal or Calendar year(s) when events occurred



Column / Row Descriptions
Column NameDescription
I. FullAn inspection that includes examination of driver’s license; medical examiner’s certificate and Skill Performance Evaluation (SPE) Certificate (if applicable); alcohol and drugs; driver’s record of duty status as required; hours of service; seat belt; vehicle inspection report(s) (if applicable); brake systems; coupling devices; exhaust systems; frames; fuel systems; lighting devices (headlamps, tail lamps, stop lamps, turn signals and lamps/flags on projecting loads); securement of cargo; steering mechanisms; suspensions; tires; van and open-top trailer bodies; wheels, rims and hubs; windshield wipers; emergency exits and/or electrical cables and systems in engine and battery compartments (buses), and HM/DG requirements as applicable. HM/DG required inspection items will be inspected by certified HM/DG inspectors.
With OOS Viol (Level 1)The number of Level I <roadside inspections><traffic enforcement inspections> conducted that resulted in one or more Out-Of-Service orders.
II. Walk-AroundAn examination that includes each of the items specified under the North American Standard Level II Walk-Around Driver/Vehicle Inspection Procedure. As a minimum, Level II inspections must include examination of: driver’s license; medical examiner’s certificate and Skill Performance Evaluation (SPE) Certificate (if applicable); alcohol and drugs; driver’s record of duty status as required; hours of service; seat belt; vehicle inspection report(s) (if applicable); brake systems; coupling devices; exhaust systems; frames; fuel systems; lighting devices (headlamps, tail lamps, stop lamps, turn signals and lamps/flags on projecting loads); securement of cargo; steering mechanisms; suspensions; tires; van and open-top trailer bodies; wheels, rims and hubs; windshield wipers; emergency exits and/or electrical cables and systems in engine and battery compartments (buses), and HM/DG requirements as applicable. HM/DG required inspection items will be inspected by certified HM/DG inspectors. It is contemplated that the walk-around driver/vehicle inspection will include only those items, which can be inspected without physically getting under the vehicle.
With OOS Viol (Level 2)The number of Level II <roadside inspections><traffic enforcement inspections> conducted that resulted in one or more Out-Of-Service orders.
III. Driver OnlyAn examination that includes those items specified under the North American Standard Level III Driver/Credential Inspection Procedure. As a minimum, Level III inspections must include, where required and/or applicable, examination of the driver's license; medical examiner's certificate and Skill Performance Evaluation (SPE) Certificate; driver's record of duty status; hours of service; seat belt; vehicle inspection report(s); and HM/DG requirements. Those items not indicated in the North American Standard Level III Driver/Credential Inspection Procedure shall not be included on a Level III inspection.
With OOS Viol (Level 3)The number of Level III <roadside inspections><traffic enforcement inspections> conducted that resulted in one or more Out-Of-Service orders.
IV. Special StudyInspections under this heading typically include a one-time examination of a particular item. These examinations are normally made in support of a study or to verify or refute a suspected trend.
With OOS Viol (Level 4)The number of Level IV <roadside inspections><traffic enforcement inspections> conducted that resulted in one or more Out-Of-Service orders.
V. TerminalAn inspection that includes each of the vehicle inspection items specified under the North American Standard Inspection (Level I), without a driver present, conducted at any location.
With OOS Viol (Level 5)The number of Level V <roadside inspections><traffic enforcement inspections> conducted that resulted in one or more Out-Of-Service orders.
VI. Radioactive MaterialsAn inspection for select radiological shipments, which include inspection procedures, enhancements to the North American Standard Level I inspection, radiological requirements, and the North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria for Transuranic Waste and Highway Route Controlled Quantities (HRCQ) of Radioactive Material. As of January 1, 2005, all vehicles and carriers transporting highway route controlled quantities (HRCQ) of radioactive material are regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation and required to pass the North American Standard Level VI Inspection. Previously, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) voluntarily complied with the North American Standard Level VI Inspection Program requirements.
With OOS Viol (Level 6)The number of Level VI <roadside inspections><traffic enforcement inspections> conducted that resulted in one or more Out-Of-Service orders.
VII. Small Passenger Vehicles 
With OOS Viol (Level 7) 

A roadside inspection occurs when a Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) inspector conducts an examination on individual commercial motor vehicles and drivers to determine if they are in compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) and/or Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMRs.) Serious violations result in the issuance of driver or vehicle OOS orders. These violations must be corrected before the affected driver or vehicle can return to service. Traffic enforcement violations may also be recorded in conjunction with a roadside inspection.