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Roadcheck 2013 slated for June 4-6

During "regular" roadside inspections in 2012 the No. 1 violation was "Operating Vehicle Not Having The Required Operable Lamps."

The Trucker News Services

5/17/2013

Truckers take note: Roadcheck 2013, the annual safety blitz that checks tractor-trailer equipment, driver logs and other safety aspects of truck drivers’ operations, will take place June 4-6, according to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) calendar.

CVSA is an international not-for-profit organization comprising local, state, provincial, territorial and federal motor carrier safety officials and industry representatives from the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Its mission is to promote commercial motor vehicle safety and security by providing leadership to enforcement, industry and policy makers.

CVSA member jurisdictions are represented by various Departments of Transportation, Public Utility and Service Commissions, State Police, Highway Patrols and Ministries of Transport. In addition, CVSA has several hundred associate members who are committed to helping the Alliance achieve its goals; uniformity, compatibility and reciprocity of commercial vehicle inspections, and enforcement activities throughout North America by individuals dedicated to highway safety and security.

CVSA is an international not-for-profit organization comprised of local, state, provincial, territorial and federal motor carrier safety officials and industry representatives from the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Our mission is to promote commercial motor vehicle safety and security by providing leadership to enforcement, industry and policy makers. CVSA member jurisdictions are represented by various Departments of Transportation, Public Utility and Service Commissions, State Police, Highway Patrols and Ministries of Transport. In addition, CVSA has several hundred associate members who are committed to helping the Alliance achieve its goals; uniformity, compatibility and reciprocity of commercial vehicle inspections, and enforcement activities throughout North America by individuals dedicated to highway safety and security.

In Roadcheck 2012:

           Over 74,000 inspections were conducted

           20.9% of vehicles inspected were placed out-of-service

           The driver out-of-service rate was 4.6 percent

During "regular" roadside inspections in 2012:

           The No. 1 violation was "Operating Vehicle Not Having The Required Operable Lamps"

           No. 2 was "No/Defective Lighting Devices/Reflective Devices/Projected"

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