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.
Commercial motor vehicle inspectors in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. conducted 10,091 inspections and placed 1,273 vehicles out of service for brake-related critical vehicle inspection items on May 26. Inspectors tracked and reported this data to CVSA for Brake Safety Day, the Alliance’s unannounced one-day inspection and enforcement initiative focused on brake systems.
Today, July 11, is the start of Operation Safe Driver Week, a safe-driving awareness, outreach and enforcement campaign aimed at reducing crashes through interventions between law enforcement officials and unsafe drivers.
CVSA is pleased to announce that the 2021 CVSA Annual Conference and Exhibition will be held in person, Aug. 29-Sept. 2, in Wilmington, Delaware. This will be the Alliance’s first in-person conference in 20 months.
During Brake Safety Week, commercial motor vehicle inspectors emphasize the importance of brake systems by conducting inspections and removing commercial motor vehicles found to have brake-related out-of-service violations from our roadways. At the same time, many motor carriers work to educate their drivers and maintenance service providers on the importance of brake system safety.
Commercial motor vehicle inspectors in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. will be conducting inspections of commercial motor vehicles and drivers for International Roadcheck, CVSA’s annual 72-hour, high-volume inspection and enforcement initiative.