Enforcement personnel issued warnings/citations to more than 59,000 commercial motor vehicle drivers and passenger vehicle drivers for unsafe driving behaviors on our roadways as part of Operation Safe Driver Week, Oct. 15-21, 2017.
On Sept. 7, 2017, enforcement personnel conducted 7,698 inspections on commercial motor vehicles as part of Brake Safety Day. Fourteen percent of the vehicles inspected were placed out of service for brake-related violations.
Throughout the week, enforcement personnel will identify and issue warnings and/or citations to drivers exhibiting unsafe driving behaviors on our roadways.
Capt. Christopher Turner of the Kansas Highway Patrol is the new president of the Alliance. Capt. Scott Carnegie of the Mississippi Highway Patrol is CVSA’s vice president. Sgt. John Samis of the Delaware State Police was elected by the membership to the position of secretary.
President Donald Trump announced that he intends to nominate Raymond P. Martinez of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission to serve as the next administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
On Sept. 13, 2017, Col. Scott G. Hernandez, chief of the Colorado State Patrol, testified on behalf of CVSA and the commercial motor vehicle enforcement community at the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing on “Transportation Innovation: Automated Trucks and our Nation’s Highways.”
On Sept. 17-21, 2017, CVSA held its Annual Conference and Exhibition in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. Approximately 300 government officials, enforcement and industry members attended the conference in support of the Alliance’s mission to improve commercial motor vehicle safety and uniformity throughout North America.
Starting on Dec. 18, 2017, inspectors and roadside enforcement personnel will begin documenting violations on roadside inspection reports and, at the jurisdiction’s discretion, will issue citations to commercial motor vehicle drivers operating vehicles without a compliant ELD. Beginning April 1, 2018, inspectors will start placing commercial motor vehicle drivers out of service if their vehicle is not equipped with the required device.
Commercial motor vehicle enforcement personnel in Canada and the United States conducted more than 62,000 driver and vehicle safety inspections on large trucks and buses during the CVSA’s 30th annual International Roadcheck, June 6-8, 2017. 23 percent of vehicles and 4.2 percent of drivers that received Level I Inspections were placed out of service.
Rommel Garcia of the Houston Police Department is the first local member in NAIC history to earn the Grand Champion Award.