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Troopers and civilian safety inspectors from the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) Motor Carrier Division will be participating in the largest targeted commercial vehicle enforcement and educational program in the world. The program, named Roadcheck, is sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) and will be held June 5-7, 2012. Each year approximately 10,000 local, state, provincial, and federal inspectors at 1,500 locations across North America perform truck and bus inspections during this 72-hour time frame.
CVSA is an international not-for-profit organization comprised of local, state, provincial, territorial, and federal motor carrier safety officials and industry representatives from the United States, Canada, and Mexico. CVSA’s mission is to promote commercial motor vehicle safety and security by providing leadership to enforcement, industry, and policy makers. CVSA actively monitors, evaluates, and identifies solutions to potentially unsafe transportation processes and procedures related to driver and vehicle safety requirements most often associated with commercial motor vehicle crashes.
National Roadcheck data from 2011 show the overall vehicle compliance rate at 80.7 percent (80.0 percent in 2010), with an overall driver compliance rate of 95.8 percent (95.6 percent from 2010). For NAS Level I inspections, the compliance rates were up to 77.2 percent for vehicles (76.7 percent in 2010) and 96.3 percent for drivers (unchanged from 2010). Since its inception in 1988, over one million roadside inspections have been conducted during Roadcheck.