CVSA is launching a new annual three-day Human Trafficking Awareness Initiative early next year in Canada and the U.S., corresponding with each country’s Human Trafficking Awareness Day. In the U.S., the initiative will start on U.S. Human Trafficking Awareness Day, which is Jan. 11, to Jan. 13. In Canada, it will start on Canada’s Human Trafficking Awareness Day, which is Feb. 22, to Feb. 24.
Commercial motor vehicle inspectors in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. inspected 35,764 commercial motor vehicles during this year’s Brake Safety Week, a seven-day inspection and enforcement initiative aimed at inspecting commercial motor vehicles roadside and identifying and removing any commercial motor vehicles with dangerous brake-related issues from our roadways. Twelve percent of the vehicles inspected were placed out of service due to critical brake-related inspection item conditions.
Commercial motor vehicle inspectors in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. inspected 13,471 vehicles transporting hazardous materials/dangerous goods (HM/DG) as part of CVSA’s focused HM/DG inspection and enforcement initiative.
Law enforcement officers in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. stopped 46,058 passenger vehicle and commercial motor vehicle drivers engaging in dangerous driving behaviors during CVSA’s 2021 Operation Safer Driver Week safety initiative.
Capt. John Broers is the new president of the Alliance, Maj. Chris Nordloh is CVSA’s vice president, and Sgt. John Samis moves into his three-year commitment as past president. Col. Russ Christoferson, with the Montana Department of Transportation, was elected by the membership to the position of secretary.
The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation is considering the nomination of Meera Joshi for administrator of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
CVSA members and non-members gather at this conference each year to work together to improve commercial motor vehicle safety, eliminate roadway crashes, and improve inspection and enforcement uniformity, consistency and reciprocity throughout North America.
CVSA has awarded five incoming college freshmen with $1,000 each to be used toward their college tuition. Congratulations to Emma Connelly, Kimani Green, Juliet Hernandez, Ryan Savage and Andrew Wozniack.
Commercial motor vehicle law enforcement personnel in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. will be cataloging and submitting brake inspection and violation data to CVSA for Brake Safety Week, a vehicle safety initiative focused on the inspection and identification of brake violations in commercial motor vehicles. The results will be released later in the year and will include the brake-related out-of-service rates for the week, along with data on chafing air brake hose/tubing violations, the focus area for this year’s Brake Safety Week.
More than 40,000 commercial motor vehicle inspections were conducted May 4-6 for International Roadcheck. Approximately 83.5% of the commercial motor vehicles examined had no out-of-service violations. However, inspectors had to remove 6,710 commercial motor vehicles and 2,080 drivers from roadways – a 16.5% vehicle and 5.3% driver out-of-service rate – over that three-day period after the discovery of out-of-service violations during inspections.