RoadCheck kicks off tomorrow

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CARSON WEIGH STATION, Va. — The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) and its partners will officially launch RoadCheck, the annual enforcement blitz, from this inspection station tomorrow.

The international, three-day concentrated truck safety inspection effort will see thousands upon thousands of rigs pulled in for a closer look at weigh stations across the continent.

Speakers at the kickoff include Joseph Clapp, U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Administrator; Stephen Campbell, CVSA executive director; Ab Quillian, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles commissioner; and Colonel W. Gerald Massengill, State Police superintendent.

In light of 9/11, this year’s Roadcheck will emphasize truck security as well as safety. During the 72-hour period, truck and bus safety inspectors across Canada, Mexico and the U.S. will be on the job night and day to check vehicles and their drivers at inspection sites along major highways.

At the official kick off, the Carson facility will showcase infrared brake screening, electronic credential screening, Virginia State Police truck safety inspections, mobile weight enforcement units, mobile truck scales, as well as state-of-the-art weigh station and roadside safety technologies.

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