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CVSA’s Annual Roadcheck Kicks Off June 7

May 31, 2016

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual International Roadcheck is set to take place June 7-9 across North America.

Law enforcement officers in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico will inspect large trucks and buses as part of the three-day enforcement event. The event is designed to spotlight the important role of driver and truck safety inspections in reducing roadway tragedies.

This year’s Roadcheck will place a special emphasis on tire safety.

Over the 72-hour period, 10,000 federal, state, provincial, territorial, and local inspectors at thousands of locations in North America will conduct commercial vehicle and driver inspections. Officials will primarily conduct the North American Standard Level 1 Inspection, which is a 37-step procedure that includes both driver and vehicle.

The inspection will go over items like the braking system, coupling devices, exhaust system, frame, fuel system, lights, safe loading, steering mechanism, drive line, suspension, tires, van and open-top trailer bodies, wheels and rims, windshield wipers, and emergency exits on buses.

Last year’s Roadcheck hosted more than 69,000 inspections and emphasized cargo securement. Of the 44,989 Level 1 inspections, only 3.6% of drivers and 21.6% of vehicles received out-of-service violations.

A news conference and safety inspections conducted by the Maryland State Police will kick off the event at the West Friendship weigh station and inspection facility on Interstate 70, west of Baltimore, Md.

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