CVSA Releases 2024 Human Trafficking Awareness Initiative Results

CVSA invited its law enforcement and industry/association members to participate in an annual five-day human trafficking awareness and outreach campaign. Participating enforcement and industry members took that opportunity to raise awareness and train individuals on the crime of human trafficking, indicators to look for and what to do when a victim of human trafficking has been identified.

CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week Is Underway

From July 7 to 13, drivers exhibiting unsafe driving behaviors on our roadways, such as speeding, distracted driving, aggressive driving, following too closely, etc., will be pulled over by law enforcement personnel and may be issued a warning or citation.

CVSA’s Brake Safety Week Scheduled for Aug. 25-31

Brake Safety Week is a commercial motor vehicle and driver inspection and regulatory compliance enforcement initiative, a brake-safety awareness and outreach opportunity, and a brake-related inspection and violation data-collection project.

CVSA’s International Roadcheck Is Underway

Each year, International Roadcheck places special emphasis on a category of violations to spotlight certain aspects of the inspection process. This year, the focus is on tractor protection systems and alcohol and controlled substance possession/use.

CVSA’s 2024 Out-of-Service Criteria Now in Effect

Certified commercial motor vehicle enforcement personnel utilize the out-of-service criteria to determine whether or not drivers or vehicles present an imminent hazard and should be placed out of service. The federal regulations, together with CVSA’s out-of-service criteria, provide the standards that drivers, motor carriers and law enforcement personnel use to ensure the commercial motor vehicles and professional drivers operating on North America’s roadways are safe and compliant.

Mexico’s CVSA Human Trafficking Awareness Initiative Is Underway

Mexico’s Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation has prioritized participating in this annual educational and outreach effort. Its goals are to raise awareness, provide training, and disseminate information about human trafficking identification and prevention to commercial motor vehicle drivers, administrative staff, public servants and the public.

2024 CVSA Out-of-Service Criteria Now Available in the App

The 2024 Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria, which take effect on April 1, are now available for purchase through the CVSA Out-of-Service Criteria app. The out-of-service criteria app may be accessed anywhere, anytime via a mobile device. In addition to the out-of-service criteria, the app also contains inspection bulletins, photos… Read more »

Canada’s CVSA Human Trafficking Awareness Initiative Is Underway

This annual awareness and outreach effort aims to educate commercial motor vehicle drivers, motor carriers, law enforcement officers and the general public about the crime of human trafficking, the signs to look for and what to do if you suspect someone is being trafficked.

CVSA’s International Roadcheck Is Scheduled for May 14-16

International Roadcheck is a high-visibility, high-volume commercial motor vehicle inspection and regulatory compliance enforcement initiative that takes place over three days in Canada, Mexico and the United States.

CVSA’s 2024 Out-of-Service Criteria Handbook Now Available for Purchase

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 2024 North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria spiral-bound handbook is now available for purchase. The North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria are used by certified commercial vehicle safety enforcement personnel to determine if a commercial motor vehicle or driver is considered an imminent hazard and should be placed out of service.… Read more »

CVSA Now Accepting Applications for College Scholarship Awards

The selection committee will review completed applications and select two scholarship award recipients based on the strength of their application and supporting materials, academic performance, volunteer work/community service and extracurricular activities.

CVSA Announces Dates for 2024 Human Trafficking Awareness Initiative

CVSA has set the dates for next year’s Human Trafficking Awareness Initiative (HTAI) for each of its three member countries. In the U.S., the initiative is scheduled for Jan. 8-12, 2024. Canada’s HTAI dates are Feb. 19-23, 2024. And in Mexico, HTAI is set for March 11-15, 2024.

CVSA Releases 2023 Brake Safety Week Results

Of the 18,875 total commercial motor vehicles inspected, 2,375 (12.6%) were removed from roadways because inspectors discovered brake-related out-of-service violations.

CVSA Releases 2023 Operation Safe Driver Week Results

Law enforcement officers in Canada and the U.S. initiated 11,448 traffic stops of commercial motor vehicle drivers and passenger vehicle drivers who were engaging in unsafe driving behaviors during Operation Safe Driver Week. From July 10 to 16, officers issued 4,494 tickets/citations and 5,756 warnings to drivers – commercial motor vehicle and passenger vehicle drivers combined.

CVSA Transitions to New Leadership for 2023-2024

CVSA has transitioned to new leadership for 2023-2024. Col. Russ Christoferson, with the Montana Department of Transportation, is the new president of the Alliance. Capt. John Hahn, of the Colorado State Patrol, is CVSA’s vice president. Maj. Erick McGuire, with the Florida Highway Patrol, was elected to the position of CVSA secretary. And Maj. Chris Nordloh, from the Texas Department of Public Safety, moves into his three-year term as past president.