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Cargo securement to be focus of this year’s Roadcheck inspection blitz


TORONTO, Ont. — Truck inspectors across North America will be busy June 2-4, when about 10,000 of them conduct truck and bus inspections over a 72-hour period as part of CVSA’s International Roadcheck.

The initiative involves CVSA-certified state, local, provincial and federal inspectors in Canada, the US and Mexico. It is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world, with nearly 17 trucks or buses inspected, on average, every minute during the 72-hour period.

This year, International Roadcheck will be focusing on cargo securement. CVSA inspectors will highlight cargo safety and educate drivers and carriers about the topic.

“For many types of loads, particularly those that are not sealed or otherwise inaccessible to the driver, regulations require the driver to stop within the first several miles of a trip and recheck the tie-downs and other load securing equipment,” CVSA reminds drivers.

Most inspections will be of the comprehensive Level 1 variety, involving 37 steps, including a driver and vehicle examination.

These inspections cover the braking system, coupling devices, exhaust system, frame, fuel system, lights, load safety, steering mechanism, driveline, suspension, tires, van and open-top trailer bodies, wheels and rims and windshield wipers.

Since Roadcheck began in 1988, more than 1.4 million inspections have taken place during the event. The CVSA estimates this initiative has saved 318 lives and prevented 5,840 injuries.

 


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