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Roadcheck 2012 Begins Tuesday

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

About 10,000 federal, state, provincial and local truck and bus inspectors will fan out at more than 1,500 locations across North America Tuesday through Thursday for the annual “Roadcheck” inspections on commercial vehicles.

During the 72-hour event, inspectors will conduct comprehensive North American Standard Level I Inspections, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance said.

This year’s focus will be on vehicle brake systems and preventing driver fatigue by conducting hours-of-service compliance checks, said CVSA, which represents law enforcement personnel who conduct truck safety inspections in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

American Trucking Associations President Bill Graves said the trucking group wishes CVSA and its member enforcement officers well during the 72-hour enforcement effort.

“As our partners at CVSA begin their annual enforcement blitz, ATA would like to thank them and their member organizations and officers for what they do to keep our highways safe for all travelers,” Graves said in a statement Tuesday.

Maryland State Police will host the Roadcheck kickoff event to underscore the importance of comprehensive driver and vehicle safety inspections of trucks and buses and on enforcing safety belt use.

The event will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday at FedEx Field in Landover, Md.

By Transport Topics
Staff Reporter Eric Miller contributed to this story.

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