TORONTO, Ont. — The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has announced it will be holding its international safety blitz Roadcheck from June 8-10.
About 10,000 CVSA inspectors will be conducting the 72-hour blitz in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Inspection areas along major highways will be utilized as well as roving patrols on less busy roadways.
During last year’s Roadcheck, 55,784 inspections were performed by 9,471 inspectors. The CVSA points out the rate of fatalities resulting from large truck crashes has dropped 50 per cent in the U.S. since 1985. In Canada, fatalities involving heavy trucks have decreased 17.5 per cent since 1997.
This year, inspectors will also be educating drivers about the importance of wearing seatbelts. They will also be emphasizing commercial vehicle security, intermodal equipment safety and cargo tank inspections.
"Roadcheck provides the motoring public with a snapshot of commercial vehicle safety enforcement activities being conducted daily by highly trained state and provincial personnel throughout North America. It also gives the motor carrier industry an opportunity to showcase successful safety programs and their commitment to safety on our highways for all travelers," said CVSA president, first Lt. Paul Claunch.
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