Department of Transportation Commercial Vehicle Road Checks and the Results of Such Inspections 720021
Inspection and maintenance of motor vehicles are necessary to insure that they are kept in safe condition to operate over the highways. Federal regulations require motor vehicles engaged in interstate and foreign commerce to be systematically inspected and maintained.
As a check to determine whether vehicles under the Bureau of Motor Carrier Safety's jurisdiction are being inspected and maintained, our field staff conducts inspections at road-check locations around the country. These inspections indicate that many vehicles are not being properly inspected and maintained.