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CVSA’s (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance)Roadcheck 2008 set for June 3-5

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From June 3, 2008, through June 5, about 10,000 trained and certified officers will blanket the roadways of North America to prevent truck and bus accidents and save lives. Known as Roadcheck 2008, federal, state, provincial, and local officers will be conducting North American Standard Inspections around the clock for 72 hours from June 3-5. The inspections involve a comprehensive 37-step procedure which includes items related to vehicle, driver, and cargo safety. Officers also will be giving drivers educational materials on various aspects of commercial vehicle, driver, and hazardous materials safety.

Some past statistics indicate that from 2001 to 2003, roadside inspection and traffic enforcement activities on trucks and buses conducted by these certified officers saved 2241 lives and helped to avoid 37,424 injuries and 49,126 crashes. Between 1998 and 2003, there was a 48 percent increase in the number of lives saved from these activities.

Roadcheck is sponsored each year by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), a not-for-profit association of local, state, provincial, and federal officials responsible for the administration and enforcement of truck and bus safety laws in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. For more information on the 2008 event or CVSA activities in general, visit:

J. J. Keller's Roadcheck Resource Center™

J. J. Keller's Roadcheck Resource Center™ is packed with critical information on CVSA's annual Roadcheck event, and it offers a wide range of solutions you can use to get ready for Roadcheck 2008.

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