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72-Hour Roadcheck Inspection Blitz Starts Tuesday

June 03, 2013

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Starting today, Tuesday, June 4, and running 72 hours straight, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and its members across the United States, Canada and Mexico, will be participating in Roadcheck 2013, the 26th annual enforcement and outreach campaign promoting commercial vehicle safety.

Approximately three times the typical daily number of inspections will be conducted during the campaign. This year, in addition to North American Standard Level I inspections, Roadcheck is focusing special enforcement attention on motorcoaches and buses as well as proper securement of cargo.

Inspectors will also hand out quick reference visor cards with information about the new Hours-of-Service requirements that take effect July 1.

About one in ten out-of-service violations issued during Roadcheck are for improper loading, also known as improper cargo securement. Drivers are responsible for the securement of the proper loading of the cargo they carry, so even if they don’t load the vehicle themselves, they need to be aware of the proper loading procedures and regulations for what they carry.

CVSA is holding two official kick-off events, one in the U.S. and one in Canada -- the first time it's held a Roadcheck launch event in Canada.

On June 4, the U.S. kick-off and media event for Roadcheck 2013 will take place outside of Washington, DC, in Landover, Maryland. FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro, CVSA President Mark Savage and representatives from the Maryland State Police and industry will be among those in attendance. The event will feature demonstrations of motorcoach inspections, as well as other special enforcement operations.

On the following day, June 5, officials from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, FMCSA, International Association of Chiefs of Police, and local law enforcement, as well as representatives from industry, will join CVSA Mark Savage in Niagara Falls, Ontario, for a second official media event for Roadcheck 2013. This event will also feature a demonstration of a motorcoach inspection.

Comments

  1. 1. dave [ June 03, 2013 @ 04:22PM ]

    this is all about money

  2. 2. dave [ June 03, 2013 @ 04:22PM ]

    this is all about money

  3. 3. dave [ June 03, 2013 @ 04:22PM ]

    this is all about money

  4. 4. dave [ June 03, 2013 @ 04:22PM ]

    this is all about money

  5. 5. dave [ June 03, 2013 @ 04:22PM ]

    this is all about money

  6. 6. dave [ June 03, 2013 @ 04:22PM ]

    this is all about money

  7. 7. Dave [ June 03, 2013 @ 05:29PM ]

    Just another way to get the working guy. Police do not chase the real criminals, they know that they won't pay!!!!!

  8. 8. A Gray [ June 03, 2013 @ 11:56PM ]

    I am going home. This gets so old and is 3 days of being put behind state after state.

  9. 9. Jeff [ June 04, 2013 @ 07:35AM ]

    I always take these 3 days off during Roadscam ... sick of the C$A crap on a normal day, no thanks.

  10. 10. Spiro [ June 04, 2013 @ 11:54AM ]

    There goal is to put the middle class out of business

  11. 11. harry [ June 04, 2013 @ 11:22PM ]

    stop sacking people's blood.with out $$$$$$$ no safety . fuck free market

  12. 12. Jay [ June 05, 2013 @ 01:46PM ]

    When more truck drivers do what they are supposed to and refuse to drive defective trucks down the road then these programs will stop. If you ever had a family member killed by someone who doesn't care for the law I bet your opinion would change... stay safe.

  13. 13. tommy g [ June 04, 2014 @ 06:06PM ]

    I'm tired of the endless and.relentless harrassment from dot. I shut it down Monday when I finished my.last load. Im not moving untill friday. I'm enjoying my beer and.nice hotel room. And Jay,you're not intelligent to say the least. Eighty percent of wrecks involving us are caused by non commercial vehicles. Quit using emotion to try and get your point across and start gathering facts. I need to rig a video camera on my truck, angled specifically to film what people are doing going down the road. It.scares the hell out of me. If.I could get out of trucking, I would get out for that reason alone.

 

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