Government Trucking Industry Offer Free Brake Inspections

first_imgThousands of truckers across North America will take advantage of free brake checks during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety Awareness Week. Nova Scotia will hold its check Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the Kelly Lake Vehicle Compliance Station on Highway 102, near the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. Vehicle inspectors from the three Maritime provinces will provide free checks for truckers who stop in from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Research consistently demonstrates that drivers and mechanics are in need of more education and awareness of how braking systems operate and how to inspect and maintain them,” said Dan Leopold, director, vehicle compliance for the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. “Those who come to the brake check will see first hand how specially trained inspectors check vehicles for critical safety violations and how important brakes are to the safe operation of large trucks.” Safety literature and refreshments will be provided. There will not be any enforcement action taken during the event. Its purpose is education and inspection, and to improve highway safety. Similar events are being held in New Brunswick and P.E.I. For more information on Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety Week, visit www.cvsa.org/programs/op_airbrake.aspx .last_img read more

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Prosecutor of UN tribunal queries Belgrade on warrant for Milosevic

According to an advisor to Prosecutor Carla del Ponte, the letter was addressed to Momcilo Grubac, the Minister of Justice of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Mr. Grubac had given his commitment to serve the arrest warrant against Mr. Milosevic when the Justice Minister met with Tribunal Registrar Hans Holthuis earlier this month.The indictment against Mr. Milosevic charges him and four others with crimes against humanity and violations of the laws or customs of war during a “systematic attack directed against the Kosovo Albanian civilian population of Kosovo in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY).”Among other criminal acts committed under Mr. Milosevic’s leadership, the forces of the FRY and Serbia “forcibly expelled and internally displaced hundreds of thousands of Kosovo Albanians from their homes across the entire province of Kosovo” by using threats and violence to create an atmosphere of fear and oppression, according to the indictment. read more

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