Three-Day Roadcheck Wraps Up Thursday



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 Updated:
6/9/2011 2:00:00 PM

Roadcheck 2011, the annual three-day concentrated inspections of trucks and buses in North America, wraps up Thursday, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance said.

During the annual event, inspectors check trucks, buses and their drivers at 1,000 inspection sites across North America to monitor truck compliance with safety regulations.

Roving patrols also will inspect vehicles and drivers traveling other roads, said CVSA, which represents law enforcement personnel who conduct truck safety inspections in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

This year, inspectors will focus particularly on household goods carriers, who sometimes operate improperly marked rental vehicles or running as a property carrier rather, CVSA said.

News reports from West Virginia, Maine, Virginia and other areas said state police were manning extra checkpoints in stepped-up inspections.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has noticed a disproportionate drop in household goods carrier and believes some of these haulers are moving household goods illegally, the group said.

Last year’s Roadcheck found that 95.6% of drivers complied with safety regulations — tying the year-earlier figure, a record. Overall vehicle compliance was 80%, down slightly from the year before.



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