FREDERICTON (GNB) – Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers with the Department of Justice and Public Safety’s Inspection and Enforcement Services will be on the lookout for a variety of safety violations as New Brunswick takes part in the annual International Roadcheck program, June 6-8.

International Roadcheck 2017 is a 72-hour inspection event sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. This is the 30th year for the event, which is held throughout Canada, the United States and Mexico. The alliance has asked all participating jurisdictions to focus a special effort on adherence to the North American Cargo Securement Standard.

“We are all working together to build a safer New Brunswick,” said Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry. “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.”

Enforcement activities will take place throughout the province, with special attention given to the Salisbury inspection facility near Moncton. The Salisbury facility will remain open for the full 72 hours of the event. Inspections will be carried out by a number of Justice and Public Safety officials, including officers from the commercial vehicle enforcement branch, the conservation enforcement section, the inspection and investigations section, and the National Safety Code.

Other participating agencies include the RCMP, Transport Canada Dangerous Goods Directorate, the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure, the Department of Finance and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.