Inspectors reported 13.2 percent of inspections with out-of-service brake violations and 14.8 percent of inspections with non-brake related out-of-service violations, each inclusive of some with violations in both categories.
Of all inspections, the top out-of-service vehicle violations were related to brake adjustment and brake system conditions. The top driver out-of-service violations were for hours-of-service and false log violations
CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week is this week, Oct. 16-22, 2016. There will be heightened traffic safety enforcement and education aimed at combating unsafe driving behaviors by commercial motor vehicle drivers and passenger-vehicle drivers.
CVSA participated in a coalition conference with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Federal Highway Administration, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the National Safety Council (NSC) aimed at identifying countermeasures and behavior-change strategies to meet the nationwide goal of zero traffic fatalities.
Julius Debuschewitz is the new president of the Alliance, Capt. Christopher Turner is CVSA’s vice president, Capt. Scott Carnegie was elected by the membership to the position of secretary and Maj. Jay Thompson is now the Alliance’s immediate past-president.
Approximately 600 government officials, enforcement and industry members attended CVSA’s 2016 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Little Rock, Arkansas.
CVSA launches a new annual award to recognize individuals who go above and beyond the performance of their duties as a CMV driver.
This forum is held to address cargo securement-related issues for potential implementation in an internationally harmonized standard. The forum is open to the industry, enforcement and all interested parties.
Campaign aims to combat the number of deaths and injuries from crashes involving large trucks and buses and cars.
CVSAtransitioned to its new leadership for the 2014-2015 term on Sept. 17, 2014, at the Alliance’s 2014 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Buffalo, New York.
During the week-long brake safety campaign, CMV inspectors will conduct brake system inspections on trucks and buses throughout North America to identify out-of-adjustment brakes and brake-system violations.
This year, the Grand Champion Award was awarded to J.W. Watlington of the Arizona Department of Public Safety. NAIC is the only international event dedicated to recognizing and awarding commercial motor vehicle inspector excellence.
CVSA-certified inspectors across North America completed 73,475 truck and bus inspections during the 72-hour enforcement and safety outreach campaign.
CVSA Past-President Maj. David Palmer testified on behalf of the Alliance to U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security
Daniel Voelker of the Arizona Department of Public Safety is the 2016 NAIC Grand Champion.
Law enforcement agencies will engage in heightened traffic safety enforcement and education aimed at combating unsafe driving behaviors by commercial motor vehicle drivers and passenger-vehicle drivers as part of CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week.
Approximately 12 percent of vehicles were placed out of service with brake violations.
CVSA awarded Ryan Chang of Honolulu, Hawaii; Sarah Abbott of Sterling, Va.; and Morgan Higgins of Egg Harbor Township, N.J., with $1,000 scholarships each to attend the college of their choice.
CVSA also transitioned to a more streamlined, better-functioning association management system.
CVSA invites 2014 Annual Conference attendees to participate in the upcoming Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Technology Forum on Sept. 17 in Buffalo, New York.