It’s Brake Safety Week

From Aug. 21-27, commercial motor vehicle inspectors in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. will be conducting their usual North American Standard Level I and IV Inspections; however, in addition, they will be documenting brake-related out-of-service violations and brake hose/tube chafing violations and will submit that data to CVSA. The results will be released later this year.

Ruth McDonough with Hittman Transport Services is CVSA’s 2022 International Driver Excellence Award Winner

CVSA is pleased to announce that this year’s International Driver Excellence Award (IDEA) recipient is professional driver Ruth McDonough. She is a specialized commercial motor vehicle driver responsible for hauling radioactive and nuclear loads with Hittman Transport Services. During her 10-year tenure at Hittman, McDonough has traveled more than a million safe and incident-free miles. Furthermore, she has been driving large vehicles – in the military and as a commercial motor vehicle driver – for more than 40 years and approximately 4 million miles, all incident free.

It’s Operation Safe Driver Week

Operation Safe Driver Week is CVSA’s seven-day safe-driving campaign aimed at improving the driving behaviors of passenger vehicle drivers and commercial motor vehicle drivers through educational and traffic enforcement strategies and interactions with law enforcement.

Inspectors Place More Than 1,200 Commercial Motor Vehicles with Brake Violations Out of Service During CVSA’s Unannounced Brake Safety Day

On April 27, 46 jurisdictions in Canada and the U.S. removed 1,290 commercial motor vehicles with brake-related critical vehicle inspection item violations from Canadian and American roadways. That’s 14.1% of the 9,132 commercial motor vehicles inspected that day. This unannounced one-day inspection and enforcement initiative, conducted by members of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA),… Read more »

Brake Safety Week Is Aug. 21-27

CVSA has announced Aug. 21-27 as the dates for this year’s Brake Safety Week. Brake Safety Week is an annual commercial motor vehicle brake-safety inspection, enforcement and education initiative conducted by law enforcement jurisdictions in Canada, Mexico and the U.S.

CVSA Launches Revitalized Emergency Declarations Site

CVSA, working with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, has updated, improved and re-released its emergency declarations website.

CVSA Releases Results from 2022 Human Trafficking Awareness Initiative

All three of the Alliance’s member countries – Canada, Mexico and the U.S. – participated in this awareness and outreach effort to educate commercial motor vehicle drivers, motor carriers, law enforcement officers and the general public about human trafficking.

International Roadcheck Starts Today

International Roadcheck started in 1988 and is a high-volume, high-visibility commercial motor vehicle inspection and enforcement initiative spotlighting the hard work and commitment to safety of certified inspectors, commercial motor vehicle drivers and motor carriers.

New 2022 CVSA Out-of-Service Criteria Now Available in the App

The app also contains inspection bulletins; real-life photo examples of vehicle, cargo securement and hazardous materials/dangerous goods violations; inspection procedures; operational policies; inspection and educational videos; brochures; access to the CVSA Learning portal for online training; and much more.

CVSA’s 2022 Out-of-Service Criteria Now in Effect

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 on North America’s roadways are safe and compliant.

Operation Safe Driver Week Is July 10-16 With Focus on Speeding

Law enforcement personnel in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. will be on roadways throughout that week issuing warnings and citations to commercial motor vehicle and passenger vehicle drivers engaging in unsafe driving behaviors, such as speeding, distracted driving, following too closely, improper lane change, drunk or drugged driving, etc.

Today is the Start of CVSA’s Human Trafficking Awareness Initiative in Mexico

Mexico’s Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation and the National Guard are participating in this new annual awareness and outreach effort to educate commercial motor vehicle drivers, motor carriers, law enforcement officers and the general public about the crime of human trafficking, the signs to look for and what to do if you suspect someone is being trafficked.

International Roadcheck Is May 17-19 With a Focus on Wheel Ends

International Roadcheck is a 72-hour high-visibility, high-volume commercial motor vehicle inspection and enforcement initiative. Commercial motor vehicle inspectors in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. will conduct North American Standard Inspections of commercial motor vehicles and drivers at weigh and inspection stations, on roving patrols and at temporary inspection sites.

CVSA Increases College Scholarship Award From $1,000 to $5,000

The 2022 CVSA College Scholarship Award Program is now open, and the Alliance is currently accepting applications from high school seniors who will graduate this year and attend college as a freshman in the fall for the 2022-2023 semester.

CVSA Supports the U.S. DOT’s National Roadway Safety Strategy

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced the launch of its National Roadway Safety Strategy to address the crisis on our nation’s roadways. CVSA supports this undertaking and we look forward to working together toward our shared vision of zero roadway deaths.