Every year, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration supervise an effort to track safety compliance among commercial carriers. Each year, the enforcement campaign takes a specific focus. This year's enforcement effort, called Roadblock 2014, was conducted back in June and focused on hazardous materials and dangerous goods safety compliance. Shipments involving such goods are relatively small compared to other types of shipments, but involve special requirements.
According to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, the number of vehicles put out of service during the effort fortunately decreased from last year, but the number of driver-focused inspections slightly increased from last year. Hours of service violations fortunately decreased from last year and the year before, as well as the number of false logbook recordings. Interestingly, the increasing use of electronic logging devices is credited with these decreases.