CVSA applauds Senators Wicker, Cantwell, Thune, Fischer and Duckworth, as well as the Commerce Committee, for their support of this legislation and urges passage by the full Senate. The Alliance has been advocating for relief for commercial motor vehicle safety programs to provide states and territories with needed flexibility as a result of the ongoing impacts of COVID-19.
The new CVSA Learning portal is an easy-to-use online learning platform featuring improved navigation, clearly organized content, a variety of multimedia offerings and more training courses.
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.
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.