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April 15, 2015 12:40 PM, EDT

CVSA’s Annual Roadcheck Event Set for June 2-4

Jonathan S. Reiskin for TT

The 28th annual Roadcheck for North American truck and bus safety inspection will run June 2-4 this year, according to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.

Cargo securement will be the issue that gets emphasized in the United States, Canada and Mexico, CVSA said in an April 13 statement. Securement refers both to loads on flatbed trailers and the contents of dry and refrigerated vans.

CVSA represents truck and bus inspectors working for federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in the three countries. The alliance said it expects 10,000 inspectors to take part in the event this year.

Last year, Roadcheck inspectors examined nearly 73,500 trucks and buses during a similar three-day span.

In recent years the event has had a kickoff at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. This year the formal opening will probably be on the West Coast, CVSA Executive Director Stephen Keppler said.

Last year’s special emphasis was hazardous materials, or dangerous goods as they are called in Canada.

The primary approach for inspectors is the Level 1 inspection. CVSA described that as a 37-step procedure that looks at drivers and their vehicles.