Tanker rigs under watchful eyes during Roadcheck 2010
Jun 9, 2010 12:30 PM
If past programs are any indication, tank trucks and tanker rigs are getting plenty of attention today (June 9) during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA’s) Roadcheck 2010. This is day two of the annual truck and bus safety enforcement event that runs through June 10.
Speaking at the launch of Roadcheck 2010 on June 8 in Washington DC, National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) President John Conley welcomed the commercial vehicle inspection and enforcement effort:
”Every year when the final figures from Roadcheck are published, the hazardous materials sector and tank truck industry lead the trucking industry in compliance with a lower amount of driver and equipment out-of-service violations,” he said. I expect that this will be the case again this year. The tank truck industry is and should be held to a higher standard because of the important petroleum, chemical, gases and food products we transport and upon which our economy and lifestyle depend.
”I am confident that once CSA2010 gets through its difficult birthing process, those numbers also will show that our carriers, our shippers, and state and federal regulators have provided the North American economy and public with safe and reliable bulk transportation of hazardous and non-hazardous materials. The consistent enforcement of regulations that is a core principle of CVSA will be more important than ever as the CSA2010 era evolves.
”As a longtime supporter of CVSA and as a member of the CVSA HazMat committee, we at NTTC wish our safety partners from the United States, Canada, and Mexico a safe and successful Roadcheck 2010. Let’s get those carriers that do not choose to play by the rules off the road.”
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