Roadcheck 2002, a North American transportation safety and security activity, is scheduled June 4-6 throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico, according to information from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA). Special emphasis will be placed on hazardous materials and security as a result of the terrorists attacks on the United States September 11, 2001. State, provincial, and federal truck and bus safety inspectors will be on the job night and day during the 72-hour period checking commercial vehicles and their drivers at inspection sites along major highways. In addition, roving patrols will inspect commercial vehicles traveling other highways.
Annual international roadchecks are sponsored by CVSA. Typically, federal agencies assist in the annual event, including the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and Research and Special Programs Administration. Transport Canada and the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation of Mexico also participate, as do industry representatives in all three countries.