Miners remembrance in Springhill
SPRINGHILL, N.S. – Coal miners were remembered during a Davis Day ceremony Sunday afternoon at the Springhill Miners memorial.
Nova Scotia Radio Operator Colleen Nesseth and Vehicle Compliance Director Raymond Beaton joined a team of inspection agencies during this month’s International Roadcheck put on by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.
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The 30th International Roadcheck saw a bit of a standstill at the Nova Scotia-New Brunswick border.
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance [CVSA] compliance check is a 60-hour
“This is our chance for everyone to get together and show what we do,” Beaton said. “At any time during the day an inspector might decide to pull in a truck and do an inspection, so there is always that unknown for the industry to say ‘Oh geez, I could get checked today.’”
Commercial vehicles were directed into the scale-house lane off the TransCanada just after the Nova Scotia-New Brunswick border. Some commercial trucks were given the green-light to proceed while every now and then some were directed to pull into the parking yard for a random inspection by a number of participating agencies.
“If the trucks pass we put on an identifier, a
Aside from the inspections, the concerted effort offers a team-building opportunity not always available to the many partners involved in the commercial transport safety sector.
“It’s an opportunity to bring all of the staff together from across the province. They don’t see each other, but they’ll hear each other on the radio,” Colleen Nesseth, Radio Operator for the Nova Scotia Government, said. “It is definitely a team builder.”
Those partners at this year’s inspection included Alcohol, Gaming,