CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week will go on as scheduled, July 12-18. Law enforcement personnel throughout North America will be looking for drivers who are engaging in unsafe driving behaviors on our roadways. Identified drivers will be pulled over by law enforcement and may be issued a warning or citation. CVSA selected speeding as the focus area for this year’s Operation Safe Driver Week to address the alarming trend of increased speeding on our roadways during the pandemic.
CVSA created an online home for current emergency declarations, waivers, amendments, extensions, exemptions, executive orders, etc., the commercial motor vehicle enforcement community and the motor carrier industry may reference at any time.
CVSA has made the decision to cancel this year’s NAIC due to health and safety concerns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 CVSA Data Management, Quality and FMCSA Systems Training has been rescheduled for Jan. 27-29, 2021, in Savannah, Georgia, in conjunction with the COHMED Conference.
CVSA’s 2020 North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria is now in effect. The 2020 out-of-service criteria replaces and supersedes all previous versions.
With public health and safety as its top concern, CVSA has decided to postpone International Roadcheck to later in the year. The Alliance will monitor the status of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and appropriately select the new dates when it’s safe and reasonable to do so.
CVSA is working closely with the companies and organizations whose members are on the frontline ensuring the public receives food, medicine and resources needed to weather this extraordinary global pandemic.
After closely following the coronavirus pandemic, CVSA has decided to cancel its events planned for April. That includes the CVSA Workshop in San Antonio, Texas, scheduled for April 19-23, and the industry vehicle training course, scheduled for April 6-10 in Kent, Ohio.
CVSA is proud to announce that this year’s International Driver Excellence Award (IDEA) recipient is professional driver Duane Dornath of Western Express Inc. Dornath has been with Western Express for more than 40 years and safely driven more than 4 million miles without incident.
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.