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International Roadcheck to be held June 7-9

June 6, 2011
Iowa DOT news release
tamatoledonews.com- AMES - The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT), Iowa State Patrol and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will participate in the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Roadcheck 2011 June 7-9. The agencies will be working in Iowa as part of the 24th annual international truck and motor coach safety and security event consisting of 72 continuous hours of enforcement activity throughout Canada, Mexico and the United States.

Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program directed to commercial motor vehicles in the world, with an average of approximately 14 trucks or buses being inspectedevery minute from Canada to Mexico duringthis event.

Each year, approximately 10,000 CVSA-certified local, state, provincial and federal inspectors at 1,500 locations across North America perform truck and bus inspections.

During the 2010 Roadcheck event, officers conducted 65,327 inspections across the United States. Vehicle compliance rates were about 80 percent and drivers had a 95.6 percent pass rate. Driver compliance rates in 2009 set a record at 95.7 percent.

The primary causes for placing vehicles and drivers out of service continue to be issues with vehicle brakes and driver logbook discrepancies, respectively.

Iowa DOT motor vehicle enforcement officers will conduct commercial driver/motor vehicle inspections at locations throughout the state on roadways identified as high-crash corridors. Inspections will be performed to determine driver and vehicle compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s safety and hazardous materials regulations. Trucks or buses with serious safety violations will be taken out of service and not allowed to continue until they are repaired. Unqualified drivers will also be taken out of service.





International Roadcheck to be held June 7-9



AMES - The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT), Iowa State Patrol and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will participate in the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Roadcheck 2011 June 7-9. The agencies will be working in Iowa as part of the 24th annual international truck and motor coach safety and security event consisting of 72 continuous hours of enforcement activity throughout Canada, Mexico and the United States.

Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program directed to commercial motor vehicles in the world, with an average of approximately 14 trucks or buses being inspectedevery minute from Canada to Mexico duringthis event.

Each year, approximately 10,000 CVSA-certified local, state, provincial and federal inspectors at 1,500 locations across North America perform truck and bus inspections.

During the 2010 Roadcheck event, officers conducted 65,327 inspections across the United States. Vehicle compliance rates were about 80 percent and drivers had a 95.6 percent pass rate. Driver compliance rates in 2009 set a record at 95.7 percent.

The primary causes for placing vehicles and drivers out of service continue to be issues with vehicle brakes and driver logbook discrepancies, respectively.

Iowa DOT motor vehicle enforcement officers will conduct commercial driver/motor vehicle inspections at locations throughout the state on roadways identified as high-crash corridors. Inspections will be performed to determine driver and vehicle compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s safety and hazardous materials regulations. Trucks or buses with serious safety violations will be taken out of service and not allowed to continue until they are repaired. Unqualified drivers will also be taken out of service.
 
 

 

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