'Operation Roadcheck' Begins Today in West Memphis

JUNE 7, 2004 - Posted at 7:12 a.m. CDT

WEST MEMPHIS, AR - An event slated today at West Memphis is intended to call attention to efforts to make sure that trucks on the highways are equipped and operated safely.

Roadcheck 2004 will have its international kick-off this morning at the Riverside Weight Station on Interstate 40, near the bridge to Memphis.

The annual three-day event focuses on the year-round commercial vehicle and driver roadside inspection program.  It is intended to call the public's attention to the combined efforts of law enforcement and the truck and bus industries to save lives.

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