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High Volume of Large Trucks and Buses to be Inspected June 5-7 for International Roadcheck

Starting June 5, 2018, commercial motor vehicle inspectors will conduct high-volume, high-visibility inspections of large trucks and buses for 72 hours as part of the CVSA’s International Roadcheck annual enforcement initiative. Commercial motor vehicles and their drivers will be checked at inspection sites, weigh stations and roving patrol locations along major roadways in Canada, Mexico and the United States.

CVSA Returns to Portland, the Birthplace of the Alliance, for its 2018 CVSA Workshop

More than 500 enforcement personnel, government officials and industry representatives attended the CVSA Workshop, April 8-12, 2018. At the CVSA Workshop, transportation safety stakeholders worked together to improve commercial motor vehicle and driver safety, regulatory compliance and enforcement throughout North America.

Drivers Operating a CMV Without an ELD Will Be Placed Out of Service

Starting April 1, 2018, property-carrying commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers operating their vehicle without a required registered electronic logging device or a grandfathered automatic on-board recording device will be placed out of service for 10 hours; passenger-carrying CMV drivers will be placed out of service for 8 hours.

Advanced Hazmat Training Offered at 2018 COHMED Conference

More than 200 individuals involved in the regulation, enforcement and safety of transporting hazardous materials and dangerous goods attended the COHMED Conference, Jan. 29-Feb. 2, 2018, in Garden Grove, California.

Scott Hernandez Joins CVSA as Director of Crash Standards and Analysis

As director of crash standards and analysis, Hernandez manages the Alliance’s CMV crash data quality efforts, and adapts and integrates law enforcement training concepts and principles to achieve optimum performance of CVSA’s CMV crash analysis initiatives.

CVSA Updates, Adds Inspection Bulletins

On Dec. 7, 2017, the CVSA Board of Directors voted to add new Inspection Bulletins and approved updates to existing Inspection Bulletins.

ELD Mandate Goes into Effect; Inspectors Begin Documenting ELD Violations

Starting Dec. 18, 2017, inspectors and roadside enforcement personnel throughout the United States will begin documenting ELD violations on roadside inspection reports and, at the jurisdiction’s discretion, will issue citations to commercial motor vehicle drivers operating vehicles without a compliant ELD.

CVSA Releases 2017 Operation Safe Driver Week Results

Enforcement personnel issued warnings/citations to more than 59,000 commercial motor vehicle drivers and passenger vehicle drivers for unsafe driving behaviors on our roadways as part of Operation Safe Driver Week, Oct. 15-21, 2017.

CVSA Releases Results from Brake Safety Day

On Sept. 7, 2017, enforcement personnel conducted 7,698 inspections on commercial motor vehicles as part of Brake Safety Day. Fourteen percent of the vehicles inspected were placed out of service for brake-related violations.

Operation Safe Driver Week Starts Today

Throughout the week, enforcement personnel will identify and issue warnings and/or citations to drivers exhibiting unsafe driving behaviors on our roadways.

CVSA Transitions to New Leadership for 2017-2018

Capt. Christopher Turner of the Kansas Highway Patrol is the new president of the Alliance. Capt. Scott Carnegie of the Mississippi Highway Patrol is CVSA’s vice president. Sgt. John Samis of the Delaware State Police was elected by the membership to the position of secretary.