CVSA prepares for annual 72-Hour Roadcheck

| 4/6/2005

This year marks the 18th annual International 72-Hour Roadcheck, which will be held June 7-9 throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance sponsors the annual roadchecks, with participation by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, Transport Canada, Transportation Security Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Research and Special Programs Administration and the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (Mexico). CVSA’s members include enforcement agencies and industry representatives throughout Canada, Mexico and the United States.

The annual Roadcheck activities focus on the year-round commercial vehicle and driver roadside inspection program and draw the public’s attention to the continuous and combined efforts of law enforcement and the truck and bus industries to save lives on North American highways.

Last year, approximately 10,000 CVSA-certified truck and bus safety inspectors across North America were on the job inspecting commercial vehicles; more than 3 million inspections were conducted in North America by CVSA-certified inspectors during 2003.

To kick off Roadcheck 2005, CVSA will host a media kickoff event June 7.