WASHINGTON (May 16, 2022) — The National Transportation Safety Board Member Michael Graham will join the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance to participate in commercial truck inspections with the Maryland State Police for International Roadcheck Week.
Commercial trucking is integral to our economy and our American way of life. However, large trucks introduce a disproportionate hazard to passenger vehicle occupants involved in a crash due to their sheer size, weight, and physical properties. In 2019, more than 5,200 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes, a two percent increase from 2018, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
International Roadcheck week, an annual three-day event beginning on May 17, and will provide an opportunity to educate industry and the general public about the importance of safe commercial vehicle operations and the roadside inspection program.
The safety of commercial trucks has been a focus of the NTSB and its investigations since its inception. Strengthen Commercial Trucking Safety was previously an item on the NTSB Wanted List and remains a current focus of the NTSB.
Attendees for the truck inspection event will include representatives from the NTSB, Maryland State Police, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Observers will be able to learn more about how CVSA inspectors conduct compliance, enforcement and educational initiatives targeted to ensure commercial vehicle safety on the nation’s roadways.
WHO: NTSB Board Member Michael Graham
WHAT: Truck Inspection Event for International Roadcheck Week
WHEN: Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.
WHERE: The Park and Ride facility, located at the I-495/I-95 split in Prince George’s County (Adelphi, Maryland).
To report an incident/accident or if you are a public safety agency, please call 1-844-373-9922 or 202-314-6290 to speak to a Watch Officer at the NTSB Response Operations Center (ROC) in Washington, DC (24/7).