International Roadcheck is an annual high-volume, high-visibility vehicle and driver safety compliance campaign.
The federal regulations, together with CVSA’s out-of-service criteria, provide the standards that drivers, motor carriers and law enforcement personnel use to ensure the commercial motor vehicles and drivers operating on North America’s roadways are safe and compliant.
Mexico’s Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation has prioritized participating in this annual educational and outreach effort. Its goals are to raise awareness, provide training and disseminate information about human trafficking identification and prevention to commercial motor vehicle drivers, administrative staff, public servants and the general public.
The Alliance is pleased to announce that it has increased the monetary award amount for the IDEA winner, doubling it from the previous amount of $2,500, to $5,000 this year.
The app contains the out-of-service criteria; inspection bulletins; real-life photo examples of vehicle, cargo securement and hazardous materials/dangerous goods violations; inspection procedures; operational policies; access to the CVSA Learning portal; and more.
International Roadcheck is a high-visibility, high-volume 72-hour inspection and enforcement event where CVSA-certified inspectors in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. will conduct inspections of commercial motor vehicles and drivers at weigh/inspection stations, designated inspection areas and along roadways.
This week, Canadian law enforcement jurisdictions will track human trafficking awareness and outreach activities and submit that data to the Alliance.
Adrienne Gildea, CVSA’s deputy executive director, has been selected to serve as vice chair of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee.
CVSA is now accepting college scholarship applications from high school seniors who will graduate this year and attend college as a freshman in the fall for the 2023-2024 school year.
As we commemorate the one-year anniversary of the National Roadway Safety Strategy’s launch, CVSA remains committed to eliminating crashes, fatalities and injuries on our highways, roads and streets.
This week, CVSA law enforcement jurisdictions in the U.S. will track human trafficking awareness and outreach activities and events, and submit that data to the Alliance. CVSA will gather the information and report the results this summer.
On Jan. 3, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that it awarded CVSA with a $5 million Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement Training and Support Grant/Cooperative Agreement to train and certify law enforcement individuals to conduct commercial motor vehicle safety activities, such as inspections, investigations, audits, traffic enforcement, etc.
Effective Jan. 1, 2023, inspectors and roadside enforcement personnel in Canadian provinces and territories may begin documenting electronic logging device (ELD) violations and issuing citations to commercial motor vehicle drivers operating vehicles without a Canadian-compliant ELD.
Officers in Canada and the U.S. pulled over more than 35,000 commercial motor vehicles and passenger vehicles and issued 26,164 warnings and citations to commercial motor vehicle drivers and passenger vehicle drivers engaging in unsafe driving behaviors, ranging from speeding to distracted driving.
Of the total number of the commercial motor vehicles inspected, 13.3% were placed out of service for brake-related critical vehicle inspection item violations. That also means that nearly 87% of the commercial motor vehicles inspected throughout North America during Brake Safety Week did not have brake-related critical vehicle inspection item violations.
In the U.S., HTAI is scheduled for Jan. 9-13, 2023. In Canada, the HTAI dates are Feb. 20-24, 2023. And in Mexico, HTAI is set for March 13-17, 2023.
On June 13-17, commercial motor vehicle inspectors inspected 6,204 vehicles transporting HM/DG and 6,668 HM/DG packages in Canada and the U.S. for a five-day unannounced HM/DG inspection and enforcement initiative.
The CVSA Board of Directors approved the launch of the Alliance’s brand-new Enhanced Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspection Program, an inspection standard and procedure designed to govern inspections of commercial motor vehicles equipped with automated driving systems – also referred to as autonomous or driverless vehicles.
Maj. Chris Nordloh, with the Texas Department of Public Safety, is the new president of the Alliance. Col. Russ Christoferson, with the Montana Department of Transportation, is CVSA’s vice president. And Capt. John Broers, with the South Dakota Highway Patrol, moves into his three-year term as past president. CVSA Class I Members and Class II Local Members elected Capt. John Hahn, with the Colorado State Patrol, into the position of CVSA secretary.
CVSA members and non-members gathered at the conference to work together to improve commercial motor vehicle safety, eliminate roadway crashes, and improve inspection and enforcement uniformity, consistency and reciprocity throughout North America.