Commercial motor vehicles and their drivers will be checked at inspection sites, weigh stations, strategic locations and roving patrol locations on public roadways in Canada, Mexico and the United States.
CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week Set for July 14-20 with a Focus on Speeding
Law enforcement personnel will be on the lookout for commercial motor vehicle drivers and passenger vehicle drivers engaging in dangerous driver behaviors July 14-20 as part of CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week. Drivers engaging in unsafe driving behaviors will be pulled over by law enforcement and may be issued a warning and/or citation.
More than 500 Transportation Safety Professionals Gathered at CVSA Workshop in St. Louis, Missouri
More than 500 enforcement personnel, government officials and industry representatives attended the CVSA Workshop, March 31-April 4, 2019, in St. Louis, Missouri. Participants attended membership, region, committee and program meetings, as well as informational sessions, aimed at improving uniformity and reciprocity in commercial motor vehicle safety and enforcement by sharing information, developing best practices, and enhancing roadside inspection program activities and services.
CVSA’s New 2019 North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria is Now in Effect
CVSA’s 2019 North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria is now in effect. The 2019 out-of-service criteria replaces and supersedes all previous versions. The North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria is the pass-fail criteria for roadside safety inspections.
International Roadcheck Set for June 4-6 With Emphasis on Steering and Suspension
International Roadcheck will take place June 4-6. Over that 72-hour period, commercial motor vehicle inspectors will conduct inspections on commercial motor vehicles and drivers. This year’s focus is steering and suspension systems.
CVSA Applauds Senators Gillibrand and Rubio and Representatives Cohen and DeSaulnier for Introduction of the Stop Underrides Act
On March 5, 2019, Senators Gillibrand and Rubio and Representatives Cohen and DeSaulnier introduced the Stop Underrides Act, which seeks to improve underride protection on commercial motor vehicles by improving performance standards.
Timothy Dean of Werner Enterprises is CVSA’s 2019 International Driver Excellence Award Winner
CVSAs proud to announce professional driver Timothy Dean of Werner Enterprises as the winner of the 2019 International Driver Excellence Award. Dean has been with Werner for more than 30 years and safely driven more than 4 million miles without incident.
Christopher Turner Joins CVSA as Director of Crash and Data Programs
Christopher Turner, a former captain with the Kansas Highway Patrol, joined CVSA on Feb. 19, 2019, as director of crash and data programs.
CVSA and FMCSA Offer Data Management and Quality Training
Nearly 150 data quality and information system specialists attended CVSA Data Management, Quality and FMCSA Systems Training, Jan. 29-31, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas. This three-day training course was offered to state partners who report inspection and crash records to support federal and state safety programs.
COHMED Conference Attendees Receive Specialized Training on Hazardous Materials/Dangerous Goods Transportation Safety
More than 250 individuals involved in the regulation, enforcement and safety of hazardous materials/dangerous goods transportation attended the COHMED Conference, Jan. 28-Feb. 1, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas.
Changes Made to 2018-2019 CVSA Leadership
2018-2019 CVSA President Scott Carnegie has retired from the Mississippi Department of Public Safety; therefore, he will be unable to serve the rest of his term as president. Chief Jay Thompson, of the Arkansas Highway Police, will assume the role of president for the remainder of the 2018-2019 term.
CVSA Supports the Fight to End Human Trafficking
January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in the United States. The CVSA membership fully supports this important cause and is committed to bringing awareness to the crime of human trafficking and working together to prevent human trafficking throughout Canada, Mexico and the United States.
Nearly 5,000 Commercial Motor Vehicles with Critical Brake Violations Removed from Roadways During Brake Safety Week
During Brake Safety Week, Sept. 16-22, 2018, enforcement personnel in 57 jurisdictions conducted 35,080 inspections on commercial motor vehicles. Inspectors found critical vehicle inspection items in the brake systems of 4,955 (14.1 percent) of the vehicles inspected and placed those vehicles out of service until the condition(s) could be corrected.
CVSA Transitions to New Leadership for 2018-2019
Lt. Scott Carnegie is the new president of the Alliance. Sgt. John Samis is CVSA’s vice president. Capt. John Broers was elected by the membership to the position of secretary. Capt. Christopher Turner will now serve his three-year commitment as past president.
Record Number of Attendees at CVSA’s Annual Conference and Exhibition in Kansas City, Missouri
More than 700 government officials, enforcement and industry members attended the CVSA Annual Conference and Exhibition Sept. 23-27, 2018, in Kansas City, Missouri.
CVSA Releases 2018 Operation Safe Driver Week Results
Commercial motor vehicle (CMV) enforcement personnel patrolled roadways during Operation Safe Driver Week, July 15-21, 2018, to identify CMV drivers and passenger vehicle drivers engaged in unsafe driving behaviors. Officers issued 57,405 citations and 87,907 warnings to drivers throughout the week.
CVSA Accepting Nominations for 2019 International Driver Excellence Award
As the leading organization managing commercial motor vehicle safety, enforcement and regulatory compliance throughout North America, CVSA created IDEA to recognize the exceptional careers of professional commercial motor vehicle drivers and their commitment to public safety.
Brake Safety Week Starts Today
This week, Sept. 16-22, CVSA-certified enforcement personnel throughout North America will be conducting roadside inspections, including a thorough investigation of brake systems on commercial motor vehicles, in an effort to call attention to the dangers of improperly installed, poorly maintained or faulty brake systems.
CVSA Releases 2018 International Roadcheck Results
Commercial motor vehicle enforcement personnel throughout Canada and the United States conducted 67,603 roadside inspections on large trucks and buses as part of CVSA’s International Roadcheck inspection and enforcement initiative, June 5-7, 2018.
CVSA Offers Final Industry Course of the Year
CVSA will hold its last 2018 Industry Roadside Inspection Course on Driver Requirements in Conley, Georgia, on Oct. 22-26. But don’t worry, more industry training courses will be scheduled for 2019.