On Feb. 4, 2020, CVSA President Sgt. John Samis testified before the Senate Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety at a hearing titled “Keep on Truckin’: Stakeholder Perspectives on Trucking in America.”
Nearly 300 individuals involved in the regulation, enforcement and safety of hazardous materials/dangerous goods transportation attended the 2020 COHMED Conference in Louisville, Kentucky.
CVSA International Roadcheck will take place May 5-7. The focus for 2020 is on the driver requirements category of a roadside inspection.
CVSA will hold training on HOS regulations in Canada and new ELD technical specifications which will take effect in June 2021. This training is for ELD vendors and motor carriers who want to learn more about Canada’s HOS rules and its upcoming ELD mandate.
CVSA is offering Class 3 flammable and combustible liquids training through its online learning management system, available to all CVSA members.
The CVSA Board of Directors approved a new inspection bulletin on FMCSA’s Under-21 Military CDL Pilot Program and enhancements the agency made to Query Central to allow roadside enforcement personnel to verify a carrier and driver’s participation in the pilot program.
Starting Dec. 17, 2019, all motor carriers and drivers subject to FMCSA’s electronic logging devices (ELD) final rule must use an ELD. This deadline also pertains to grandfathered automatic onboard recording devices, which will no longer be allowed under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations to provide records of duty status as a substitute to a required ELD.
From Sept. 15-21, 2019, inspectors conducted 34,320 commercial motor vehicle inspections as part of Brake Safety Week and placed 4,626 vehicles out of service after critical brake-related conditions were identified during roadside inspections. The majority of commercial motor vehicles inspected (86.5%) did not have any critical brake-related inspection item violations.
Enforcement personnel in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. inspected 9,259 commercial motor vehicles transporting hazardous materials/dangerous goods as part of the TDG/HM Road Blitz on Aug. 12-16, 2019. Inspectors identified 683 out-of-service HM/DG conditions.
The CVSA Board of Directors voted on and approved a new Inspection Bulletin which outlines tread depth measurement of evolving commercial motor vehicle tires.