Program Initiatives Committee

William Rhodes Chair
Alan Martin
Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
William Rhodes Vice Chair
Chief David Lorenzen
Iowa Department of Transportation
Betty Weiland
J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc.



Develop strategies to enhance CVSA's effectiveness in support of the strategic plan through analysis of best practices in current and new/innovative programs.


  • Discuss the development, implementation and results of Commercial Vehicle Safety Plans and other performance-based planning activities in member jurisdictions.
  • Monitor, evaluate and provide recommendations as to the effectiveness of Compliance Reviews, Safety Audits, Roadside Inspections, Traffic Enforcement and other compliance and enforcement activities in member jurisdictions.
  • Work closely with enforcement/regulatory agencies and the industry to explore, share and evaluate best practices for promoting results-oriented decision-making and performance-based program delivery.
  • Promote harmonization and uniformity in regulatory and enforcement programs between Canada, United States, and Mexico.
  • Develop a plan for management of data to support the needs of the membership.
  • Assist in the design and management of Roadcheck, Operation Air Brake and other CVSA-sponsored enforcement details.
  • Evaluate and provide input to CVSA's Strategic Plan.
  • Serve as resource to other CVSA committees.