Roadcheck 2008 — a cooperative program between the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and state and provincial transportation departments in the United States, Canada and Mexico — is scheduled for June 3-5.
During this three-day roadside inspection blitz, about 10,000 trained and certified officers will conduct around-the-clock road checks using a 37-step procedure examining vehicles, drivers and cargo safety. CVSA officers also will hand out educational materials to drivers on topics related to the safe handling of commercial vehicles.
During Roadcheck 2007, 62,370 inspections were conducted. Of those vehicles inspected, 21.5 percent were placed out of service for mechanical problems. The Roadcheck 2007 results also indicated that the driver out-of-service rate increased for the second year in a row to 6.2 percent, the highest registered rate since 1999.
J.J. Keller & Associates — a provider of products for risk and regulatory management — says it has a number of solutions to keep drivers and vehicles in Department of Transportation compliance and on the road during Roadcheck 2008. Training programs, inspection charts, reports, guides and manuals, software programs, consulting and outsource services will help prepare both drivers and vehicles for the annual event, according to the company.
To get the latest information on Roadcheck 2008 and to find tools needed to prepare drivers and vehicles for the event, visit J.J. Keller’s Roadcheck Resource Center at www.jjkeller.com/roadcheck2008.