Roadcheck logs two decades of promoting driver safety

About 10,000 specially trained and certified officers will blanket North America’s roadways beginning June 5 to prevent truck and bus crashes and save lives.

For the past 20 years, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) annual Roadcheck event has sent federal, state, provincial, and local inspectors to perform North American Standard Inspections around the clock for 72 hours from June 5–7. These inspections involve a 37-step procedure that includes items related to driver, vehicle, and cargo safety. Inspectors also distribute educational materials to drivers on commercial vehicle and driver safety.

This year, CVSA is launching a new podcast focusing on educating commercial vehicle drivers on safety and security. The podcast series, called Inside the Safety Lane with CVSA, will include discussions with FMCSA Administrator John Hill; Rick Holcomb, American Trucking Associations general counsel and senior vice-president for law and regulatory affairs; and Capt John Harrison, CVSA president.

The podcast will air during Roadcheck 2007 and can be downloaded from http://www.cvsa.org/podcast.

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