Today, the Sheriff Highway Patrol has launched Roadcheck 2021, a three-day campaign focusing on commercial vehicle safety.
Continuing until Thursday, Alberta Sheriffs will be conducting hundreds of additional inspections provincewide, including some in the Cochrane area, to ensure commercial vehicle drivers operate safely on the roads.
Inspections include examining vehicle mechanical components as well as driver credentials and hours of service. Each year, Roadcheck places special emphasis on specific violations. This year’s focus is on vehicle lighting and driver hours of service.
Sheriff Highway Patrol officers interacting with the public while conducting front-line enforcement are following safety protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Roadcheck 2021 is part of a North America-wide operation conducted by agencies that belong to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance in Canada, the United States, and Mexico.