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Roadcheck Truck Inspection Blitz Set for June 3-5

May 2, 2014

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The annual three-day, continent-wide truck inspection blitz is set for next month.

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Roadcheck is June 3 through June 5, when approximately 10,000 truck inspectors will fan-out to 1,500 locations across North America.

It is one of a series of activities that occur year round whereby CVSA-certified inspectors conduct compliance, enforcement and educational initiatives targeted at various elements of motor carrier, vehicle, driver and cargo safety and security.

CVSA sponsors Roadcheck with participation by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, Transport Canada, and the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation in Mexico.

Since its inception in 1988, roadside inspections conducted during Roadcheck have numbered over 1 million, resulting in more than 220 lives saved and 4,045 injuries avoided, according to CVSA. It has also provided for the distribution of countless pieces of educational literature and safety events to educate industry and the general public about the importance of safe commercial vehicle operations and the roadside inspection program.

During last year’s road check more than 73,000 truck and bus inspections were conducted. Of those inspections, a total of 47,771 were North American Standard Level I inspections, the most comprehensive roadside inspection, in which vehicles and drivers are assessed for violations of federal, state or Canadian provincial safety regulations.

Other inspections conducted were vehicle-only or driver-only inspections. Of Level I inspections conducted in Canada and the U.S., 24.1% were found with out-of-service violations.

There were a total of 71,630 driver inspections, including those conducted during Level I inspections, from which 4.3% were found with out-of service violations. 

Comments

  1. 1. haller [ May 16, 2014 @ 02:22PM ]

    It's about time,, a "Roadside check BLITZ for all 4-wheelers only". Now your talking SAFTY, plus all the drug BLITZ BUSTS, the cops will be in heaven. Like Nike,, Just di it !

  2. 2. SawedOff [ May 18, 2014 @ 05:09PM ]

    This "blitz" has very little to do with safety. For the U.S. inspections it's all about money, get as many fines as they can. I see trucks as well as drivers every day that that should be put out of service, but watching the scale "masters" they just let them go on by. I was recently pulled over for an inspection and the trooper let the chip truck behind me, who was obviously overloaded, filthy and looked abused, go right on. When he saw that I had a recent level 1 he shook his head, let me go and I watched him head to dairy queen for lunch. Safety my big ol a$$!

  3. 3. Janet [ June 01, 2014 @ 11:31AM ]

    We've seen trucks with people standing on a flatbed logging trailer on I-20 DOWNTOWN Atlanta & police sitting on the side of the road & did NOTHING! Broke fenders smacking the fenders of the trucks, quarter fenders , cracked & broken stacks ... Just all kinds of jelopy trucks out there.
    If my hubby has a burnt L.E.D. Truck or trailer he stops & fixes it. Truck is clean 95% of the time inside & out. But gets pulled in about 50% of the time. His company has a 5% safety rating last he heard. He says he just thinks it's unfair they don't pull 4-wheelers over & do safety inspections on their cars. In Ontario Canada they can pull a 4-wheeler off the road bc of safety. I wish they'd do it here too

  4. 4. Scott [ June 01, 2014 @ 09:21PM ]

    4 Wheeler hit Me cuz they had bald tires in a snowstorm, furthermore they had no insurance, cop did nothing to them and I had to fix damages with my own insurance. I suspect our govs are up to alot more than fine money. They are taking more and more control over the trucking industry. They put thousands of farmers out of biz and allow the migrants employment, training, and moneys and businesses. They tax us umpteen dif ways. Whetes it all going? They are they help other nationals countries, and govs. They steel from us, what ? We soon to gotta wear towels onna da head too ?

 

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