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Reminder to truckers: 2012 Roadcheck being held June 5

Inspectors will be at an estimated 1,500 locations in North America June 5.

The Trucker News Services

5/31/2012

Truckers should remember that the 2012 Roadcheck will be held this coming Tuesday, June 5 across the U.S., Canada and Mexico, with an estimated 14 trucks or buses being inspected on average, every minute in a 72-hour period.

Local, state, provincial and federal inspectors will be out in force at an expected 1,500 locations across North America to perform safety checks on equipment and drivers.

It’s the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial vehicles in the world engaging some 10,000 certified inspectors.

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Last year 8,000 inspectors did 70,712 truck and bus inspections in 72 hours across North America, with logbooks leading driver violations cited, or 52.5 percent of all driver OOS violations.

The 24-year-old event is sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, the Candian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, Transport Canada and the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation in Mexico.

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