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International Roadcheck set for June 7-9 with special emphasis on tire safety

GREENBELT, Md. – The date for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 29th annual International Roadcheck has been confirmed.

This year’s International Roadcheck is set to take place June 7-9 – when approximately 10,000 CVSA-certified local, state, provincial, territorial and federal inspectors in jurisdictions across North America perform large truck and bus safety inspections.

Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles globally, with nearly 17 trucks or buses inspected, on average, every minute in Canada, the United States and Mexico during the three-day period.

For the most part, during International Roadcheck, inspectors conduct a  Standard Level I Inspection, which is the most thorough roadside inspection. It is a 37-step procedure that includes an examination of both the driver and vehicle.

Each year, the officers place special emphasis on a category of violations. The special emphasis for the 2016 International Roadcheck is tire safety (i.e., measuring the tire tread depth, checking the tire pressure, checking to make sure no items are lodged between dual tires, and examining the overall condition of the tire to ensure no deep cuts or bulges exist in the sidewalls of the tire). While checking a vehicle’s tires is always part of roadside inspections, CVSA is highlighting tire safety as a reminder to drivers and carriers in 2016.

For more information, please visit CVSA’s Web site. 

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