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.
On July 15-21, law enforcement personnel will be looking for commercial and passenger vehicle drivers engaging in unsafe driving behaviors. This weeklong safety initiative aims to call attention to driver behaviors, the main cause of crashes, and combat those behaviors through heightened traffic safety enforcement and education.
Fifty-two U.S. and Canadian jurisdictions conducted 11,531 roadside inspections on commercial motor vehicles and removed 1,595 vehicles with brake violations from our roadways on April 25, 2018, as part of CVSA’s unannounced Brake Safety Day enforcement initiative.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.