More Than 1,600 Commercial Motor Vehicles Removed from Roadways for Critical Brake-related Violations on May 15 as Part of CVSA’s Unannounced Brake Safety Inspection Initiative

On May 15, 2019, CVSA’s law enforcement members conducted 10,358 commercial motor vehicle inspections focused on identifying brake system violations. Of those inspections, 16.1% of vehicles had brake-related critical vehicle inspection items. Those 1,667 vehicles were placed out of service until the violations could be corrected.

Operation Safe Driver Week Starts Today

From July 14-20, law enforcement personnel will identify, pull over and issue warnings or citations to commercial motor vehicle drivers and passenger vehicle drivers engaging in unsafe driving behaviors, such as speeding, distracted driving, following too closely, improper lane change, etc.

CVSA Awards $1,000 College Scholarships to Five Deserving Students

CVSA awarded $1,000 scholarships to five deserving high school seniors to attend the college of their choice this fall. Brendan Dowling will attend Biola University; William Farris was accepted to the University of Alabama; Kathryn Kelley will attend Southwest Baptist University; Reagan Miller plans to attend Dallas Baptist University; and Marissa Snapp was accepted to Emory and Henry College.

Brake Safety Week is Sept. 15-21

Enforcement officials will conduct roadside safety inspections on commercial motor vehicles throughout North America. Vehicles with critical brake violations, or other critical vehicle inspection item violations, will be restricted from traveling until those violations are corrected. Vehicles without critical vehicle inspection item violations are eligible to receive a CVSA decal indicating that the vehicle passed inspection.

CVSA Past President Deputy Chief Mark Savage Testifies at U.S. Subcommittee on Highways and Transit “Under Pressure: The State of Trucking in America” Hearing

On June 12, 2019, CVSA Past President Deputy Chief Mark Savage with the Colorado Highway Patrol testified on behalf of the Alliance and the enforcement community at the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on Highways and Transit hearing, titled “Under Pressure: The State of Trucking in America.”

International Roadcheck Starts Today

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 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.

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.

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.