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Program and Schedule—The Life Cycle of a Roadside Inspection Violation Seminar

 

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Enforcement is an essential part of commercial vehicle safety. In light of recent changes to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrations (FMCSA) Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program— and to gain a better understanding of the impact it has on motor carriers and their drivers—CVSA and FMCSA present The Life Cycle of a Roadside Inspection Violation. Motor carriers and drivers participating in this seminar will have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) and the importance of regulatory compliance.

This one-day, four-session program will follow a roadside inspection violation…

  • From its discovery during a roadside inspection;
  • To its reporting on the Driver Vehicle Examination Report and entry into the Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) database;
  • Through a DataQ challenge;
  • To its influence on respective compliance scores—CSA score for the motor carrier and Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP) score for the driver;
  • To a potential intervention by federal or state personnel; and, finally
  • Through its expiration from the CSA safety score.

This event will culminate with a roundtable discussion with questions and answers.

 

Presentations Now Available:

Monday, April 22, 2013

 

8:00–10:00 am

Understanding the North American Standard Inspection Program—A Roadside Inspection Primer (Part 1)
Grand Ballroom C (Suite Tower, Second Floor)

In this introductory session, CVSA-certified inspectors will introduce the North American Standard Inspection Program and discuss the North American Standard (NAS) Level I Inspection Procedure performed on a truck-tractor and semi-trailer vehicle combination during a roadside inspection to help participants understand the inspection process, what inspectors are looking for, as well as to indicate the most prevalent violations and out-of-service conditions that are discovered during an inspection. This particular inspection demonstration will consist of viewing the NAS Level I Roadside Inspection DVD with an inspector-led discussion of violations and the determination to declare a vehicle or driver out-of-service when applying the North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria (OOSC). In addition, this session will follow the violation from its discovery during a roadside inspection, by explaining how vehicle and driver violations are documented, the procedure for inspecting and documenting violations, and the process by which the jurisdiction uploads their inspection reports to the Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS).

10:00–10:30 am

Networking Break
Grand Ballroom C (Suite Tower, Second Floor)

10:30–11:45 am

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)—An Introduction to CSA from a Violation (Part 2)
Grand Ballroom C (Suite Tower, Second Floor)

During this session, participants will discover how a violation, once it’s uploaded into MCMIS, makes its way through the CSA scoring algorithm of the Safety Management System (SMS). We will explain violations discovered during the inspection and how they enable the safety measurement, evaluation and intervention of a motor carrier within the CSA process. Finally, an overview of the circumstances and process under which motor carriers or drivers can submit challenges to violations issued, known as DataQs, will be provided.

11:45 am–1:15 pm

Lunch on Your Own

1:15–2:30 pm

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)—An Introduction to CSA from a Violation Perspective (Part 2) (Continued)
Grand Ballroom C (Suite Tower, Second Floor)

During this session, participants will discover how a violation, once it’s uploaded into MCMIS, makes its way through the CSA scoring algorithm of the Safety Management System (SMS). We will explain violations discovered during the inspection and how they enable the safety measurement, evaluation and intervention of a motor carrier within the CSA process. Finally, an overview of the circumstances and process under which motor carriers or drivers can submit challenges to violations issued, known as DataQs, will be provided.

2:30–3:00 pm

Networking Break
Grand Ballroom C (Suite Tower, Second Floor)

3:00–3:30 pm

Interventions (Part 3)
Grand Ballroom C (Suite Tower, Second Floor)

This session will spotlight how violations and CSA scores can lead to an Intervention, what the varying Interventions are and their outcomes. When violations are issued to a particular motor carrier they generate a snapshot of the company’s maintenance and operational practices. Regulators are then able to identify poor performers. A review of the process of how these intervention determinations are made and what each of the interventions entail will be provided.

3:30–5:00 pm

Roundtable Discussion (Part 4)

This final portion of the last session will allow participants to ask questions of state and federal enforcement personnel and representatives from the motor carrier industry who are knowledgeable of enforcement and compliance processes.