Sunday, May 23, 2010

    CVSA Roadcheck June 8-10 for Trucks

    May 9, 2010 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

    The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has changed the date for the road-check it was originally scheduled for the first of June, it has now been set for June 8-10.

    CVSA stated Memorial Day weekend as the reason for the change. Officers could have been on over-time had they kept the original dates.

    Road-check is an inspection period set up by the CVSA every year in June. It spans from Canada through the US, and into Mexico and last for 72 hours. During that time approximately 14 trucks or buses are being inspected every minute.

    During the 22nd Road-check event in June 2009, CMV enforcement performed a record 72,782 inspections, including more than 57,000 Level I inspections, on trucks and buses at 2,100 locations. Vehicle compliance rates during the 2009 event were about 80.4 percent, the highest rate since 1996. The driver compliance rates also set a record in 2009 at 95.7 percent.

    According to the CVSA website since its inception in 1988, the roadside inspections conducted during Road-check have numbered over 1 Million, resulting in more than 220 lives saved and 4,045 injuries avoided. It has also provided for the distribution of countless pieces of educational literature and safety events to educate industry and the general public about the importance of safe commercial vehicle operations and the roadside inspection program.

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