The 16th annual
International Roadcheck will be held June 3-5 throughout the United
States, Canada and Mexico. This year, drivers will receive information
on the new hours-of-service regulations and the new requirements
for cargo securement in the United States, both of which are set
to go into effect in January 2004.
9,000 truck and bus safety inspectors will be on the job night and
day at inspection sites along major highways. In addition, roving
patrols will inspect commercial vehicles traveling other highways.
Peter Hurst from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation says, "Roadcheck
is a critical and unifying presence for advancing commercial vehicle
safety and reducing crashes across North America. We are out there,
and we are getting results."
the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), approximately 3 million
roadside inspections were conducted last year throughout North America
by CVSA Certified inspectors.
vehicles and drivers were inspected during Roadcheck 2002, with
both vehicles and drivers showing lower out-of-service rates than
in previous years.
Vehicle Safety Alliance sponsors the annual Roadchecks, with participation
by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Canadian Council
of Motor Transport Administrators, Transport Canada, the Research
and Special Programs Administration and the Secretariat of Communications
and Transportation (Mexico).
CVSA is the
leading commercial vehicle safety enforcement organization in North
America. Its members include enforcement agencies and industry representatives
in Canada, Mexico and the United States.
this year comes at the start of OOIDA's June Safety Month, an effort
sponsored by OOIDA in which all truckers are encouraged to run in
strict compliance with all safety and motor transport regulations
for the month of June.