The annual truck inspection blitz is officially underway all across the country. The nationwide campaign, known as Roadcheck 2015, kicks off 72 straight hours of truck and bus inspections all across the United States. In 2014, over 70,000 truck inspections were conducted. Since 1988, the first year of the campaign, over 1,000,000 truck inspections have been made.
If you’ve took a trip down the road today, you’ve likely seen the beefed up patrols, especially on the nation’s interstates. It’s a week that is well known among veteran truck drivers.
“Oh yeah, I know what this week means,” veteran truck driver Paul Miller told Truckers Logic. “I’ve been spending the last weeks getting my truck prepared. I’ve been driving for 16 years and I’ve been pulled over nearly every year.”
Expect to see more patrols at weigh stations across the country. Nearly 10,000 local, state and federal enforcement agents will be out during the truck inspection. Some of the main issues inspectors will be looking for during the program includes brakes, coupling devices, lighting, cargo securement, steering, suspension, suspension and tires, wheels, hubs, rims, fuel and exhaust systems also.