CVSA is launching a new annual three-day Human Trafficking Awareness Initiative in Canada and the U.S., corresponding with each country’s Human Trafficking Awareness Day. In the U.S., the initiative is scheduled for Jan. 11-13. In Canada, it will be Feb. 22-24.
Commercial motor vehicle inspectors in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. inspected 35,764 commercial motor vehicles during this year’s Brake Safety Week, a seven-day inspection and enforcement initiative aimed at inspecting commercial motor vehicles roadside and identifying and removing any commercial motor vehicles with dangerous brake-related issues from our roadways. Twelve percent of the vehicles inspected were placed out of service due to critical brake-related inspection item conditions.
Commercial motor vehicle inspectors in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. inspected 13,471 vehicles transporting hazardous materials/dangerous goods (HM/DG) as part of CVSA’s focused HM/DG inspection and enforcement initiative.
Law enforcement officers in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. stopped 46,058 passenger vehicle and commercial motor vehicle drivers engaging in dangerous driving behaviors during CVSA’s 2021 Operation Safer Driver Week safety initiative.
Capt. John Broers is the new president of the Alliance, Maj. Chris Nordloh is CVSA’s vice president, and Sgt. John Samis moves into his three-year commitment as past president. Col. Russ Christoferson, with the Montana Department of Transportation, was elected by the membership to the position of secretary.
The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation is considering the nomination of Meera Joshi for administrator of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
CVSA members and non-members gather at this conference each year to work together to improve commercial motor vehicle safety, eliminate roadway crashes, and improve inspection and enforcement uniformity, consistency and reciprocity throughout North America.
CVSA has awarded five incoming college freshmen with $1,000 each to be used toward their college tuition. Congratulations to Emma Connelly, Kimani Green, Juliet Hernandez, Ryan Savage and Andrew Wozniack.
Commercial motor vehicle law enforcement personnel in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. will be cataloging and submitting brake inspection and violation data to CVSA for Brake Safety Week, a vehicle safety initiative focused on the inspection and identification of brake violations in commercial motor vehicles. The results will be released later in the year and will include the brake-related out-of-service rates for the week, along with data on chafing air brake hose/tubing violations, the focus area for this year’s Brake Safety Week.
More than 40,000 commercial motor vehicle inspections were conducted May 4-6 for International Roadcheck. Approximately 83.5% of the commercial motor vehicles examined had no out-of-service violations. However, inspectors had to remove 6,710 commercial motor vehicles and 2,080 drivers from roadways – a 16.5% vehicle and 5.3% driver out-of-service rate – over that three-day period after the discovery of out-of-service violations during inspections.
Commercial motor vehicle inspectors in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. conducted 10,091 inspections and placed 1,273 vehicles out of service for brake-related critical vehicle inspection items on May 26. Inspectors tracked and reported this data to CVSA for Brake Safety Day, the Alliance’s unannounced one-day inspection and enforcement initiative focused on brake systems.
Today, July 11, is the start of Operation Safe Driver Week, a safe-driving awareness, outreach and enforcement campaign aimed at reducing crashes through interventions between law enforcement officials and unsafe drivers.
CVSA is pleased to announce that the 2021 CVSA Annual Conference and Exhibition will be held in person, Aug. 29-Sept. 2, in Wilmington, Delaware. This will be the Alliance’s first in-person conference in 20 months.
During Brake Safety Week, commercial motor vehicle inspectors emphasize the importance of brake systems by conducting inspections and removing commercial motor vehicles found to have brake-related out-of-service violations from our roadways. At the same time, many motor carriers work to educate their drivers and maintenance service providers on the importance of brake system safety.
Commercial motor vehicle inspectors in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. will be conducting inspections of commercial motor vehicles and drivers for International Roadcheck, CVSA’s annual 72-hour, high-volume inspection and enforcement initiative.
During Operation Safe Driver Week, law enforcement personnel will be on the lookout for commercial motor vehicle drivers and passenger vehicle drivers engaging in risky driving behaviors in or around a commercial motor vehicle. Identified unsafe drivers will be pulled over and issued a citation or warning.
Starting April 1, 2021, CVSA’s 2021 North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria are now in effect. Commercial motor vehicle enforcement personnel use the criteria to identify commercial motor vehicle and driver violations that result in the vehicle or driver being placed out of service.
CVSA is proud to announce that this year’s International Driver Excellence Award recipient is professional driver Allen Parker with Werner Enterprises Inc. Parker has been with Werner Enterprises for more than 34 years and has safely driven more than four million accident-free miles.
The Stop Underrides Act would add underride guards to the list of parts and accessories required to be inspected under Appendix G of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and establishes a Committee on Underride Protection to oversee underride rulemakings and requirements.
Due to ATA’s recent announcement that this year’s national driver competition has been canceled, the CVSA Board of Directors and NAIC program leadership made the decision to cancel the inspector competition.