Inspecting commercial vehicles for safety infractions will be the focus as New Brunswick participates in International Roadcheck 2014, a 72-hour inspection initiative that takes place June 3-5.
"We are all working together to build a safer New Brunswick," said Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Bruce Northrup. "We are pleased to take part in this important event as part of our continuing efforts to raise awareness of the importance of safety among operators of commercial vehicles such as heavy trucks and motor coaches."
This will be the 27th year for International Roadcheck, which is sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. It will be held throughout Canada, the United States and Mexico. During the three days, the Department of Public Safety's Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers will be on the lookout for a variety of infractions.
While enforcement activities will take place throughout the province, a special focus will be the St. Jacques scale facility near Edmundston - which will be open for the full 72 hours of the event - and the Deerwood scale facility near Fredericton. Enforcement staff and other participating agencies will be on hand at both facilities to carry out inspections.
Last year, 330 vehicles were inspected in New Brunswick during the event.