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.
The app contains the out-of-service criteria, inspection bulletins, real-life photo examples of vehicle and hazardous materials/dangerous goods violations, access to the CVSA Learning portal for online training, inspection procedures, operational policies, inspection and educational videos, brochures, and more.
The CVSA Board of Directors voted to offer this year’s CVSA Workshop virtually. The workshop is a CVSA event where the commercial motor vehicle law enforcement community, government officials and the motor carrier industry work together in support of the Alliance’s mission.
Terry Kummer joined CVSA on Jan. 11, 2021, as its new director of crash data and investigation standards. He will be responsible for developing and managing a uniform standard for conducting commercial motor vehicle crash investigations and collecting and reporting crash data.
CVSA set May 4-6 as the dates for this year’s International Roadcheck. Over that 72-hour period, commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout Canada, Mexico and the U.S. will conduct inspections on commercial motor vehicles and drivers.
Jake Elovirta joined CVSA on Jan. 4, 2021, as its new director of enforcement programs. He will be responsible for developing and managing the Alliance’s traffic enforcement safety programs, projects and training.
More than 50,000 North American Standard Level I, II, III and V Inspections were conducted throughout Canada, Mexico and the U.S. during 2020 International Roadcheck. The overall vehicle out-of-service rate in North America, for Level I, II and V Inspections combined, was 20.9%.
CVSA is looking to recognize an exceptional professional commercial motor vehicle driver through the International Driver Excellence Award. This annual award recognizes individuals who go above and beyond the performance of their duties as a commercial motor vehicle driver.
The 2020 North American Cargo Securement Harmonization Public Forum has been canceled. The 2021 Cooperative Hazardous Materials Development (COHMED) Conference will be offered virtually on Jan. 25-28, 2021. And CVSA/FMCSA Data Quality and Systems Training will be a virtual training event offered March 1-5, 2021.
During this year’s Brake Safety Week, 12% of the 43,565 commercial motor vehicles inspected were placed out of service for brake-related violations. Inspectors from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. removed 5,156 commercial motor vehicles from roadways due to brake violations.
CVSA released a new stop-motion video envisioning the future of commercial motor vehicle safety technology, inspections and enforcement. This four-minute video takes the viewer to a future – near and far – that’s safer for all road users.
Today is the start of International Roadcheck, CVSA’s annual 72-hour, high-visibility inspection and enforcement initiative. During International Roadcheck, Sept. 9-11, inspectors in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. will conduct commercial motor vehicle and driver inspections to verify compliance with driver operating requirements and vehicle mechanical fitness.
Law enforcement personnel observed 66,421 drivers engaging in unsafe driver behaviors on roadways and issued 71,343 warnings and citations as part of Operation Safe Driver Week, a driver-focused safety initiative aimed at curbing dangerous driver behaviors through interactions with law enforcement.
Throughout the week, law enforcement personnel will conduct roadside safety inspections to identify commercial motor vehicles with brake violations. Vehicles discovered to have critical brake violations, or other critical vehicle inspection item conditions, as outlined in the North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria, will be removed from roadways until those violations are corrected.
CVSA would like to congratulate Jonah Cote, Margaret Meland, Nicholas Parks, Sarah Smith and Addison Stailey. These five outstanding students were awarded $1,000 each as part of CVSA’s college scholarship award program.
In March 2020, CVSA announced the postponement of International Roadcheck due to the coronavirus pandemic, with new dates to be determined. CVSA has now rescheduled International Roadcheck for Sept. 9-11. The focus area is driver requirements.