RALEIGH – The State Highway Patrol has announced its participation in an International Road Check enforcement program, combining efforts with approximately 10,000 Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) certified inspectors from local, state and federal organizations across North America.
The operation is the largest targeted enforcement program for commercial motor vehicles in the world, as states from Canada to Mexico will be out in full force during a 72-hour time period. On average, approximately 17 trucks and/or buses will be inspected every minute.
The event will begin at 12:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 6 and conclude at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, June 8. The primary goal of the operation is to ensure commercial motor vehicles are in safe compliance by conducting North American Standard (NAS) Level I inspections.
“This operation is extremely important in maintaining the mission of safe travel”, said Col. Glenn McNeill, commander of the State Highway Patrol. “We are combining forces with several other states around the nation in an attempt to prevent needless collisions from occurring involving commercial vehicles.”
Each year, the International Road Check operation places a special emphasis on a category of violations. This year, the focus is on cargo securement. While checking for safe cargo securement is always part of roadside inspections, CVSA is highlighting cargo securement safety this year as a reminder of its importance to highway safety.
Checkpoints are scheduled to take place at area weigh stations and other locations across the state.