CVSA Roadcheck starts Tuesday, June 6

| 6/5/2006

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s 19th annual International 72-hour Roadcheck is scheduled to begin Tuesday, June 6, and will continue through Thursday, June 8. The annual checks are held throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.

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.

This year inspectors will focus on seat-belt use, as well as other inspection points.

Approximately 10,000 CVSA-certified truck and bus safety inspectors across North America were on the job inspecting commercial vehicles last year, with more than 60,000 inspections performed during the three-day blitz.

Participating agencies include the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, Transport Canada, the Transportation Security Administration, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the 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.