International Roadcheck ’07 begins Tuesday

| 6/4/2007

Don’t forget – the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's International Roadcheck inspection program starts Tuesday and runs through Thursday.

The annual roadside inspection blitz will feature an estimated 10,000 specially-trained and certified officers who will blanket North America’s roadways. Last year, officials inspected more than 60,000 trucks and buses, and put 20 percent of them out of service, according to a press release.

For the past 20 years, the CVSA annual Roadcheck event dispatches federal, state, provincial and local inspectors to conduct North American Standard Inspections around the clock for 72 hours Tuesday through Thursday. These inspections involve a comprehensive 37-step procedure which includes items related to vehicle, driver and cargo safety. Inspectors also hand out educational materials to drivers on various aspects of commercial vehicle, driver and hazardous materials safety.

This year, CVSA is launching a new podcast focusing on educating the commercial vehicle driver on safety and security measures. The new podcast series, called “Inside the Safety Lane with CVSA,” will include discussions with FMCSA Administrator John Hill, CVSA President Captain John Harrison and others.

The podcast will air the week of Roadcheck 2007 and can be downloaded here.