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Next week is Roadcheck 2013! June 4th – 6th


The blitz will be on next week! Now in its 25th year, Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial vehicles in the world. Approximately 14 trucks are inspected every minute throughout North America during the 72 hour period. This year, Roadcheck is happening from June 4th – 6th. Local, state, provincial and federal inspectors will be out at 1,500 locations across Canada, the United States and Mexico to perform truck and bus inspections. Inspections include compliance, enforcement, and educational initiatives that are targeted at several factors of motor carrier, vehicle, driver and cargo safety.

The areas that inspectors pay special attention to:

  • Seatbelt use
  • Logbooks
  • Brakes
  • Coupling Devices
  • Fuel & Exhaust Systems
  • Frame, Van, & Open-Top Trailers (for cracks and corrosion)
  • Lighting
  • Securement of Cargo
  • Steering
  • Suspension
  • Tires, Wheels, Rims & Hubs

So far, the event has saved over 250 lives and 4,500 injuries have been avoided. So, make sure you are ready for this year’s Roadcheck next Tuesday to Thursday; remember, being put out of service costs an average of $861!

For more info on Roadcheck 2013, visit the CVSA’s website, and download their Tip Sheet for Drivers, and their Roadcheck Roadmap.

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