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CVSA Releases 2020 International Roadcheck Results

More than 50,000 North American Standard Level I, II, III and V Inspections were conducted throughout Canada, Mexico and the U.S. during 2020 International Roadcheck. The overall vehicle out-of-service rate in North America, for Level I, II and V Inspections combined, was 20.9%.

CVSA to Offer COHMED Conference and Data Training Virtually, Cargo Forum Canceled

The 2020 North American Cargo Securement Harmonization Public Forum has been canceled. The 2021 Cooperative Hazardous Materials Development (COHMED) Conference will be offered virtually on Jan. 25-28, 2021. And CVSA/FMCSA Data Quality and Systems Training will be a virtual training event offered March 1-5, 2021.

CVSA Releases 2020 Brake Safety Week Results

During this year’s Brake Safety Week, 12% of the 43,565 commercial motor vehicles inspected were placed out of service for brake-related violations. Inspectors from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. removed 5,156 commercial motor vehicles from roadways due to brake violations.

International Roadcheck is Underway

Today is the start of International Roadcheck, CVSA’s annual 72-hour, high-visibility inspection and enforcement initiative. During International Roadcheck, Sept. 9-11, inspectors in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. will conduct commercial motor vehicle and driver inspections to verify compliance with driver operating requirements and vehicle mechanical fitness.

CVSA Releases 2020 Operation Safe Driver Week Results

Law enforcement personnel observed 66,421 drivers engaging in unsafe driver behaviors on roadways and issued 71,343 warnings and citations as part of Operation Safe Driver Week, a driver-focused safety initiative aimed at curbing dangerous driver behaviors through interactions with law enforcement.

It’s Brake Safety Week

Throughout the week, law enforcement personnel will conduct roadside safety inspections to identify commercial motor vehicles with brake violations. Vehicles discovered to have critical brake violations, or other critical vehicle inspection item conditions, as outlined in the North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria, will be removed from roadways until those violations are corrected.

CVSA’s Out-of-Service Criteria App Now Available

The CVSA OOSC app contains the out-of-service criteria, inspection bulletins, pictorials, online training, inspection procedures, operational policies, inspection and educational videos, brochures and webinars.

CVSA Urges FCC to Continue to Reserve Vital Airwaves for V2X Technologies

CVSA supports vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology applications; however, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is prepared to give away the spectrum required to support this technology. CVSA urges the FCC to keep this spectrum working for transportation safety by continuing to preserve it for V2X technologies.

Operation Safe Driver Week Starts Today

Law enforcement personnel will issue warnings or citations to commercial motor vehicle drivers and passenger vehicle drivers engaging in dangerous driving behaviors as part of Operation Safe Driver Week.

Brake Safety Week is Set for Aug. 23-29

Enforcement officials will inspect commercial motor vehicles throughout the week and vehicles found to have critical out-of-service brake violations, or other critical vehicle out-of-service inspection item violations, will be restricted from traveling until those violations are corrected.

CVSA Supports the Motor Carrier Safety Grant Relief Act of 2020

CVSA applauds Senators Wicker, Cantwell, Thune, Fischer and Duckworth, as well as the Commerce Committee, for their support of this legislation and urges passage by the full Senate. The Alliance has been advocating for relief for commercial motor vehicle safety programs to provide states and territories with needed flexibility as a result of the ongoing impacts of COVID-19.

Operation Safe Driver Week is July 12-18 With a Focus on Speeding

CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week will go on as scheduled, July 12-18. Law enforcement personnel throughout North America will be looking for drivers who are engaging in unsafe driving behaviors on our roadways. Identified drivers will be pulled over by law enforcement and may be issued a warning or citation. CVSA selected speeding as the focus area for this year’s Operation Safe Driver Week to address the alarming trend of increased speeding on our roadways during the pandemic.