Nova Scotia Radio Operator Colleen
Nesseth and Vehicle Compliance Director Raymond Beaton joined a team of
inspection agencies during this month’s International Roadcheck put on
by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.
The 30th International Roadcheck saw a bit of a standstill at the Nova Scotia-New Brunswick border.
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance [CVSA] compliance check is a 60-hour
place all across North America. Beginning the first Tuesday of the
month, for three days commercial transport vehicles were randomly
chosen for compliance inspections. After 30 consecutive years it’s
worst kept secret in trucking, Nova Scotia Vehicle Compliance Director Raymond Beaton says.
is our chance for everyone to get together and show what we do,” Beaton
said. “At any time during the day an inspector might decide to pull in a
truck and do an inspection, so there is always that unknown for the
industry to say ‘Oh geez, I could get checked today.’”
Commercial vehicles were directed into the scale-house
lane off the TransCanada just after the Nova Scotia-New Brunswick
border. Some commercial trucks were given the green-light to proceed
while every now and then some were directed to pull into the parking
yard for a random inspection by a number of participating agencies.
the standards for commercial vehicles are consistent between the United States,
and Mexico. A truck inspected here in Amherst will be challenged
to prove it’s following the same guidelines in Tijuana and all points in
between. With over four million inspections done annually, getting
randomly selected and to participate in the annual blitz does come with
its benefits, if they pass.
“If the trucks pass we put on an identifier, a
, and if the trucks come across another inspection that
grants them three months [pass from other inspection
unless we see a glaring issue,” Beaton said.
Aside from the inspections, the concerted effort
offers a team-building opportunity not always available to the many
partners involved in the commercial transport safety sector.
“It’s an opportunity to bring all of the staff
together from across the province. They don’t see each other, but
they’ll hear each other on the radio,” Colleen Nesseth, Radio Operator
for the Nova Scotia Government, said. “It is definitely a team builder.”
Those partners at this year’s inspection included Alcohol, Gaming,
and Tobacco Division of Service Nova Scotia, RCMP, the Canadian
Food Inspection Agency, Transport Canada and The Dept. of Fisheries.
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