FREDERICTON (GNB) – Commercial vehicle enforcement officers with the Department of Justice and Public Safety’s inspection and enforcement branch will be on the lookout for a variety of safety violations as New Brunswick takes part in the annual International Roadcheck program, June 5-7.

International Roadcheck 2018 is a 72-hour inspection event sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. This will be the 31st year for the event, which is held throughout Canada, the United States and Mexico.  

“This event highlights the importance of improving the safety for everyone travelling on our province’s highways,” said Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry. “We are proud to participate in this annual event as we work toward building a safer New Brunswick.”

Enforcement activities will take place throughout the province, with special attention given to the Saint-Jacques inspection facility near Edmundston. The Saint-Jacques facility will remain open for the full 72 hours of the event. Commercial vehicle enforcement officers and staff from other participating agencies will be on hand to carry out inspections. In addition to commercial vehicle inspections, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has asked participating jurisdictions to focus on adherence to the North American Cargo Securement Standard.  

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, as well as the Department of Justice and Public Safety’s national safety code officers, conservation enforcement section and its inspection and investigations section. As in the past, New Brunswick will partner with bordering provinces Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Quebec.