Roadcheck 2003 kickoff set for Ambassador Bridge June 3

| Wednesday, May 28, 2003

Representatives of the Michigan State Police, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are among those hosting the opening ceremonies for Roadcheck 2003 – a three-day truck and bus safety inspection effort taking place in Canada, Mexico and the United States.

The kickoff event is to take place at 10 a.m. June 3 at the Ambassador Bridge, Detroit.

Among the speakers: Annette Sandberg, administrator-designate of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration; Peter Hurst, director of the Ontario Ministry of Transportation’s Carrier Safety and Enforcement Branch and current CVSA president; and Lt. Col. Peter Munoz, deputy director of the Uniform Services Bureau at the Michigan State Police.

There also will be a demonstration by CVSA-certified inspectors of the North American Standard Level I Inspection, which is used to determine the fitness of commercial vehicle drivers and the safe operating condition of commercial vehicles.  

Another demonstration will highlight the latest technology used by the Michigan State Police to detect illegal drugs and explosives, as well as infrared devices used for inspecting brakes. The Michigan Center for Truck Safety will be on hand to distribute truck safety information.

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