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 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.
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.
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, a former captain with the Kansas Highway Patrol, joined CVSA on Feb. 19, 2019, as director of crash and data programs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More than 700 government officials, enforcement and industry members attended the CVSA Annual Conference and Exhibition Sept. 23-27, 2018, in Kansas City, Missouri.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The April 1, 2018, North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria Handbook and Pictorial is now available for purchase as a downloadable app onto your smart device.
Jeremy Usener of the Texas Department of Public Safety was presented with the Jimmy K. Ammons Grand Champion Award at the first-ever joint awards ceremony of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s North American Inspectors Championship and the American Trucking Associations’ National Truck and Step Van Driving Championship.
During the week of Aug. 27-31, each state’s commercial motor vehicle law enforcement department may select one day of that week to capture data on rear impact guards on trailers and semi-trailers in the United States.