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Safety inspection blitz results in 40% of commercial vehicles receiving failing grade


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September 22, 2016 by John Nicholson

A recent safety inspection blitz was performed over a two day period in Red Deer, Alberta.  The inspection blitz conducted by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RMCP) resulted in a total of 63 failing to meet minimal safety standards.  In total, 91 violations and 60 regulatory issues were identified, including three for violation of the provinces dangerous goods regulations.

In a news release the RCMP stated, “All commercial vehicles across the country are required to meet specific safety standards according to federal and provincial legislation, and the inspection criteria we apply to each vehicle is set out by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.”

Diesel truck.

Diesel truck.


John Nicholson

John Nicholson

John is a cleantech and environmental expert with over 25 years of experience. He is a registered professional engineer and has a Masters degree in environmental engineering.
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