• CVSA Releases 2019 Operation Safe Driver Week Results

    September 17, 2019

    During Operation Safe Driver Week, July 14-20, 2019, officers issued 46,752 citations and 87,624 warnings to drivers for traffic enforcement violations, ranging from speeding to failure to wear a seatbelt.

  • Brake Safety Week Starts Today

    September 15, 2019

    On Sept. 15-21, CVSA-certified enforcement personnel will be conducting roadside inspections, which include thorough investigation of brake systems on commercial motor vehicles. Inspectors will also pay special attention to brake hoses/tubing, which must be properly attached, undamaged, without leaks and appropriately flexible.

  • CVSA Releases Results from 2019 International Roadcheck

    August 29, 2019

    On June 4-6, 2019, inspectors conducted 67,072 inspections on commercial motor vehicles as part of CVSA’s International Roadcheck. During those three days, 12,019 vehicles were removed from roadways due to critical vehicle inspection item violations and 2,784 drivers were placed out of service for driver-related violations. That’s a 17.9% overall vehicle out-of-service rate and a 4.2% driver out-of-service rate.

  • Nebraska’s Benjamin Schropfer is Grand Champion at CVSA’s North American Inspectors Championship

    August 17, 2019

    CVSA is pleased to announce that Sgt. Benjamin Schropfer with the Nebraska State Patrol earned the 2019 Jimmy K. Ammons Grand Champion Award, the highest honor for the commercial motor vehicle roadside inspector, at the 2019 North American Inspectors Championship.

  • CVSA Adds New Inspection Bulletin

    August 15, 2019

    The CVSA Board of Directors approved a new Inspection Bulletin regarding Dodge Ram 2500/3500 drag link assembly welds.

  • More Than 1,600 Commercial Motor Vehicles Removed from Roadways for Critical Brake-related Violations on May 15 as Part of CVSA’s Unannounced Brake Safety Inspection Initiative

    August 7, 2019

    On May 15, 2019, CVSA’s law enforcement members conducted 10,358 commercial motor vehicle inspections focused on identifying brake system violations. Of those inspections, 16.1% of vehicles had brake-related critical vehicle inspection items. Those 1,667 vehicles were placed out of service until the violations could be corrected.

  • Operation Safe Driver Week Starts Today

    July 14, 2019

    From July 14-20, law enforcement personnel will identify, pull over and issue warnings or citations to commercial motor vehicle drivers and passenger vehicle drivers engaging in unsafe driving behaviors, such as speeding, distracted driving, following too closely, improper lane change, etc.

  • CVSA Awards $1,000 College Scholarships to Five Deserving Students

    July 9, 2019

    CVSA awarded $1,000 scholarships to five deserving high school seniors to attend the college of their choice this fall. Brendan Dowling will attend Biola University; William Farris was accepted to the University of Alabama; Kathryn Kelley will attend Southwest Baptist University; Reagan Miller plans to attend Dallas Baptist University; and Marissa Snapp was accepted to Emory and Henry College.

  • Brake Safety Week is Sept. 15-21

    June 18, 2019

    Enforcement officials will conduct roadside safety inspections on commercial motor vehicles throughout North America. Vehicles with critical brake violations, or other critical vehicle inspection item violations, will be restricted from traveling until those violations are corrected. Vehicles without critical vehicle inspection item violations are eligible to receive a CVSA decal indicating that the vehicle passed inspection.

  • CVSA Past President Deputy Chief Mark Savage Testifies at U.S. Subcommittee on Highways and Transit “Under Pressure: The State of Trucking in America” Hearing

    June 13, 2019

    On June 12, 2019, CVSA Past President Deputy Chief Mark Savage with the Colorado Highway Patrol testified on behalf of the Alliance and the enforcement community at the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on Highways and Transit hearing, titled “Under Pressure: The State of Trucking in America.”

  • International Roadcheck Starts Today

    June 4, 2019

    Commercial motor vehicles and their drivers will be checked at inspection sites, weigh stations, strategic locations and roving patrol locations on public roadways in Canada, Mexico and the United States.

  • CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week Set for July 14-20 with a Focus on Speeding

    April 30, 2019

    Law enforcement personnel will be on the lookout for commercial motor vehicle drivers and passenger vehicle drivers engaging in dangerous driver behaviors July 14-20 as part of CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week. Drivers engaging in unsafe driving behaviors will be pulled over by law enforcement and may be issued a warning and/or citation.

  • More than 500 Transportation Safety Professionals Gathered at CVSA Workshop in St. Louis, Missouri

    April 12, 2019

    More than 500 enforcement personnel, government officials and industry representatives attended the CVSA Workshop, March 31-April 4, 2019, in St. Louis, Missouri. Participants attended membership, region, committee and program meetings, as well as informational sessions, aimed at improving uniformity and reciprocity in commercial motor vehicle safety and enforcement by sharing information, developing best practices, and enhancing roadside inspection program activities and services.

  • CVSA’s New 2019 North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria is Now in Effect

    April 1, 2019

    CVSA’s 2019 North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria is now in effect. The 2019 out-of-service criteria replaces and supersedes all previous versions. The North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria is the pass-fail criteria for roadside safety inspections.

  • International Roadcheck Set for June 4-6 With Emphasis on Steering and Suspension

    March 25, 2019

    International Roadcheck will take place June 4-6. Over that 72-hour period, commercial motor vehicle inspectors will conduct inspections on commercial motor vehicles and drivers. This year’s focus is steering and suspension systems.

  • Timothy Dean of Werner Enterprises is CVSA’s 2019 International Driver Excellence Award Winner

    March 5, 2019

    CVSAs proud to announce professional driver Timothy Dean of Werner Enterprises as the winner of the 2019 International Driver Excellence Award. Dean has been with Werner for more than 30 years and safely driven more than 4 million miles without incident.

  • CVSA Applauds Senators Gillibrand and Rubio and Representatives Cohen and DeSaulnier for Introduction of the Stop Underrides Act

    March 5, 2019

    On March 5, 2019, Senators Gillibrand and Rubio and Representatives Cohen and DeSaulnier introduced the Stop Underrides Act, which seeks to improve underride protection on commercial motor vehicles by improving performance standards.

  • Christopher Turner Joins CVSA as Director of Crash and Data Programs

    February 19, 2019

    Christopher Turner, a former captain with the Kansas Highway Patrol, joined CVSA on Feb. 19, 2019, as director of crash and data programs.

  • CVSA and FMCSA Offer Data Management and Quality Training

    February 12, 2019

    Nearly 150 data quality and information system specialists attended CVSA Data Management, Quality and FMCSA Systems Training, Jan. 29-31, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas. This three-day training course was offered to state partners who report inspection and crash records to support federal and state safety programs.

  • COHMED Conference Attendees Receive Specialized Training on Hazardous Materials/Dangerous Goods Transportation Safety

    February 4, 2019

    More than 250 individuals involved in the regulation, enforcement and safety of hazardous materials/dangerous goods transportation attended the COHMED Conference, Jan. 28-Feb. 1, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas.

  • Changes Made to 2018-2019 CVSA Leadership

    January 21, 2019

    2018-2019 CVSA President Scott Carnegie has retired from the Mississippi Department of Public Safety; therefore, he will be unable to serve the rest of his term as president. Chief Jay Thompson, of the Arkansas Highway Police, will assume the role of president for the remainder of the 2018-2019 term.

  • CVSA Supports the Fight to End Human Trafficking

    January 8, 2019

    January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in the United States. The CVSA membership fully supports this important cause and is committed to bringing awareness to the crime of human trafficking and working together to prevent human trafficking throughout Canada, Mexico and the United States.