CVSA awarded $1,000 scholarships to three deserving high school seniors to attend the college of their choice this fall. Alan Hansel will attend Temple University; Macy Lott with attend East Central Community College; and Lauren Osias will attend the University of Kentucky.
Brake Safety Week is Sept. 16-22
CVSA-certified enforcement personnel will conduct roadside inspections on commercial motor vehicles for Brake Safety Week, Sept. 16-22, in order to identify and remove CMVs with critical brake violations from our roadways and to call attention to the dangers of faulty brake systems.
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 President Capt. Christopher Turner Presents Testimony at House Subcommittee Hearing
On May 22, 2018, CVSA President Capt. Christopher Turner with the Kansas Highway Patrol testified at the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit hearing titled “FAST Act Implementation: Motor Carrier Provisions.”
CVSA Brake Safety Symposium Brings Together Experts to Reduce Roadway Crashes through Commercial Motor Vehicle Brake Safety Education
CVSA held a two-day Brake Safety Symposium, its first since 2006, in Schaumburg, Illinois, May 15-16, 2018. The symposium provided attendees with information, education and training related to commercial motor vehicle brake technologies, regulations, inspection procedures, tools and maintenance concepts.
CVSA Updates Inspection Procedures, Operational Policies and Inspection Bulletins
At the 2018 CVSA Workshop in Portland, Oregon, the CVSA Board of Directors voted to update several inspection procedures and operational policies. In addition, one Inspection Bulletin was amended and a new one was created.
CVSA Offers New Roadside Inspection Training Courses for Industry
CVSA is proud to announce that it is offering roadside inspection training courses to members of the motor carrier industry. This is the first time that CVSA has offered an industry version of its roadside inspection training courses.
Road to Zero Coalition Shares Its Vision for Eliminating Roadway Deaths by 2050
CVSA is proud to be a member of the Road to Zero Steering Group, which was integral in the creation of the Road to Zero Coalition’s recently released comprehensive report explicitly laying out strategies for ending all roadway deaths in the United States by 2050.
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.
Enforcement Personnel on the Lookout for Unsafe Commercial and Passenger Vehicle Drivers During Operation Safe Driver Week, July 15-21
The Operation Safe Driver Program was created to help to reduce the number of crashes, deaths and injuries involving large trucks, buses and passenger vehicles due to unsafe driving behaviors.
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.
International Roadcheck Set for June 5-7 with Focus on Hours-of-Service Compliance
During International Roadcheck, commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout North America will conduct inspections of commercial motor vehicles and drivers. This year’s focus is on hours-of-service compliance.
Herschel Evans of Holland is CVSA’s 2018 International Driver Excellence Award Winner
CVSA is proud to announce Herschel Evans of the trucking company Holland as the winner of the 2018 International Driver Excellence Award. Evans has driven more than 3 million miles over 30 years; 25 of those years with Holland.
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.
CVSA Launches New Online Learning Management System
CVSA is proud to announce the release of its new online learning management system, a new training tool available to all CVSA members.
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.