N.B. among the top provinces during International Roadcheck 2017

New Brunswick says it ranked among the top three provinces and territories for commercial vehicle safety compliance at International Roadcheck 2017.

Nearly 280 commercial vehicles were inspected at roadchecks around the province during the 72-hour event in early June.

The province says out-of-service infractions were noted on 40 commercial vehicles, or 14 per cent of those inspected.

"An out-of-service infraction can vary from a malfunctioning signal light to faulty steering or brakes," the province said in a news release. "In most situations, drivers were able to make the necessary adjustments on site and receive a re-inspection."

The province said Prince Edward Island and the Yukon were the only jurisdictions with higher rates of safety compliance, noting that the national average was 19.7 per cent.

New Brunswick was one of five jurisdictions to conduct bus inspections this year, and all 19 inspected vehicles met the criteria for safety compliance.

The RCMP, Transport Canada Dangerous Goods Directorate, the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure, the Department of Finance and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency were among the partners participating in New Brunswick.