CVSA Vice President Capt. Christopher Turner with the Kansas Highway Patrol testified on behalf of the Alliance on March 14, 2017, at the Senate Subcommittee hearing titled “Continuing to Improve Truck Safety on our Nation’s Highways.”
Over a 72-hour period, CVSA-certified commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout North America will conduct inspections of commercial motor vehicles and their drivers.
More than 200 representatives from the hazmat community attended the COHMED Conference, where the federal, state, provincial, territorial and local agencies responsible for regulating and enforcing the safe transportation of hazardous materials and dangerous goods, along with a number of industry stakeholders, participate in advanced-level technical sessions and training.
As director of roadside inspection program, Wirachowsky will serve as the primary resource and expert on roadside enforcement and inspection issues for headquarters staff, CVSA membership, the media, industry, the general public, government agencies and other internal/external stakeholders.
Bill has been a member of the law enforcement community for more than 32 years and has more than 26 years of experience related specifically to the safe transportation of hazardous materials.
Enforcement officials issued warnings/citations to 20,648 CMV drivers and private passenger-vehicle drivers for unsafe driving behaviors.
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.