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.
Over the three days of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck commercial motor vehicle inspection and enforcement initiative, CVSA-certified inspectors conducted 59,026 inspections and placed 12,456 commercial motor vehicles and 3,714 commercial motor vehicle drivers out of service.
The members of the council represent North American OEM companies engaged in the manufacture and sales of commercial motor vehicle brake systems and components.
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.
This is the second time in NAIC history that a local member has won Grand Champion; both wins have been from the Houston Police Department.
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.
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.
CVSA is pleased to announce that students Madeline Ahearn and Kyle Hawkins will each receive $5,000 toward their college education as this year’s recipients of the CVSA College Scholarship Award Program.
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 »
As an organization comprised of commercial motor vehicle safety enforcement agencies throughout North America, CVSA appreciates Ms. Hutcheson’s extensive experience developing and implementing highway safety strategies.