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6/4/2012
ROADCHECK: Inspectors zeroing in on HOS, brake violations June 5-7
By Land Line staff

If you’re looking for something to do Monday evening, you might want to go back over your logbooks or have a mechanic check out your brakes. CVSA’s annual Roadcheck starts Tuesday, June 5.

This year, as in many previous Roadchecks, inspectors will be focused on hours-of-service and brake violations. The blitz is scheduled to take place in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

CVSA sponsors Roadcheck with participation by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, Transport Canada, and the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (Mexico).

Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial vehicles in the world, with approximately 14 trucks or buses being inspected, on average, every minute from Canada to Mexico during a 72-hour period.

Each year, approximately 10,000 CVSA-certified local, state, provincial and federal inspectors at 1,500 locations across North America perform the truck and bus inspections.

CVSA is made up of local, state, provincial, territorial and federal motor-carrier safety officials and industry representatives in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

Since its inception in 1988, the roadside inspections conducted during Roadcheck have numbered more than 1 million. Learn more about the program at cvsa.org.

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