On May 22, 2018, CVSA President Capt. Christopher Turner with the Kansas Highway Patrol testified at the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit hearing titled “FAST Act Implementation: Motor Carrier Provisions.”
CVSA held a two-day Brake Safety Symposium, its first since 2006, in Schaumburg, Illinois, May 15-16, 2018. The symposium provided attendees with information, education and training related to commercial motor vehicle brake technologies, regulations, inspection procedures, tools and maintenance concepts.
At the 2018 CVSA Workshop in Portland, Oregon, the CVSA Board of Directors voted to update several inspection procedures and operational policies. In addition, one Inspection Bulletin was amended and a new one was created.
CVSA is proud to announce that it is offering roadside inspection training courses to members of the motor carrier industry. This is the first time that CVSA has offered an industry version of its roadside inspection training courses.
CVSA is proud to be a member of the Road to Zero Steering Group, which was integral in the creation of the Road to Zero Coalition’s recently released comprehensive report explicitly laying out strategies for ending all roadway deaths in the United States by 2050.
More than 500 enforcement personnel, government officials and industry representatives attended the CVSA Workshop, April 8-12, 2018. At the CVSA Workshop, transportation safety stakeholders worked together to improve commercial motor vehicle and driver safety, regulatory compliance and enforcement throughout North America.
The Operation Safe Driver Program was created to help to reduce the number of crashes, deaths and injuries involving large trucks, buses and passenger vehicles due to unsafe driving behaviors.
Starting April 1, 2018, property-carrying commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers operating their vehicle without a required registered electronic logging device or a grandfathered automatic on-board recording device will be placed out of service for 10 hours; passenger-carrying CMV drivers will be placed out of service for 8 hours.
During International Roadcheck, commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout North America will conduct inspections of commercial motor vehicles and drivers. This year’s focus is on hours-of-service compliance.
CVSA is proud to announce Herschel Evans of the trucking company Holland as the winner of the 2018 International Driver Excellence Award. Evans has driven more than 3 million miles over 30 years; 25 of those years with Holland.