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For Immediate Release
Contact:  Matt Schilling
614 | 466 7750

PUCO to highlight motor carrier safety during Roadcheck 2014

Enhancing truck and bus safety and security throughout Ohio and North America

COLUMBUS, OH (May 22, 2014) – Lives are being saved in Ohio and across North America because roadside inspections take place everyday. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) will join more than 10,000 inspectors from Canada to Mexico to participate in the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Roadcheck 2014 from June 3 through June 5.

PUCO inspectors will be on the job night and day during the 72-hour event conducting safety inspections of commercial motor carriers on roadways all across Ohio. The focus of the annual event is on commercial vehicle and driver safety, with an emphasis this year on hazardous material regulatory compliance.

The PUCO advises drivers in Ohio to use the following safe driving tips:

  • Pay attention and only make safe and necessary lane changes.
  • Practice safety first and always remember to pre-inspect the condition of your vehicle and check for load securement.

  • Buckle up! It’s the most effective protection against death and serious injury in a crash.

Roadcheck is the largest targeted commercial motor vehicle safety program in the world. More than 1 million roadside inspections have been conducted since the program was created in 1988. For Roadcheck 2013, safety inspectors completed 1,657 inspections and issued 2,790 total violation citations. Of those, 376 vehicles and 61 drivers were placed out of service.    

More information about Roadcheck is available on the CVSA’s website at www.cvsa.org.

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PUCO Transportation Department: The PUCO’s Transportation Department is committed to improving road safety for Ohioans by ensuring the safe operation of Commercial Motor Vehicles on Ohio roadways. Motor carrier companies that transport in commerce and operate in Ohio must comply with all federal and state safety regulations administered by the PUCO, Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Contact the PUCO at (800) 686-PUCO (7826) or visit the motor carrier industry section of www.PUCO.ohio.gov for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) is the sole agency charged with regulating public utility service. The role of the PUCO is to assure all residential, business, and industrial consumers have access to adequate, safe, and reliable utility services at fair prices while facilitating an environment that provides competitive choices. Consumers with utility-related questions or concerns can call the PUCO Call Center at (800) 686-PUCO (7826) and speak with a representative.

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