President Donald Trump announced that he intends to nominate Raymond P. Martinez of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission to serve as the next administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
On Sept. 13, 2017, Col. Scott G. Hernandez, chief of the Colorado State Patrol, testified on behalf of CVSA and the commercial motor vehicle enforcement community at the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing on “Transportation Innovation: Automated Trucks and our Nation’s Highways.”
On Sept. 17-21, 2017, CVSA held its Annual Conference and Exhibition in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. Approximately 300 government officials, enforcement and industry members attended the conference in support of the Alliance’s mission to improve commercial motor vehicle safety and uniformity throughout North America.
Starting on Dec. 18, 2017, inspectors and roadside enforcement personnel will begin documenting 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. Beginning April 1, 2018, inspectors will start placing commercial motor vehicle drivers out of service if their vehicle is not equipped with the required device.
Commercial motor vehicle enforcement personnel in Canada and the United States conducted more than 62,000 driver and vehicle safety inspections on large trucks and buses during the CVSA’s 30th annual International Roadcheck, June 6-8, 2017. 23 percent of vehicles and 4.2 percent of drivers that received Level I Inspections were placed out of service.
Rommel Garcia of the Houston Police Department is the first local member in NAIC history to earn the Grand Champion Award.
During Operation Safe Driver Week, Oct. 15-21, 2017, enforcement personnel will identify and issue warnings and/or citations to commercial motor vehicle drivers and passenger-vehicle drivers exhibiting unsafe driving behaviors on our roadways.
The Level VIII Electronic Inspection is an inspection conducted electronically or wirelessly while a commercial motor vehicle is in motion without direct interaction with a roadside inspector/enforcement official.
On May 3, 2017, more than 9,500 commercial motor vehicles were inspected for an unannounced brake safety enforcement event, Brake Safety Day.
CVSA awarded $1,000 scholarships to high school graduates Caleb Claycamp, Cole Metcalfe and Kyle Thomas to attend the college of their choice this fall.
Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, is Brake Safety Day, an enforcement and compliance campaign where law enforcement agencies across North America will conduct inspections on large trucks and buses to identify out-of-adjustment brakes, and brake-system and antilock braking system (ABS) violations as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Airbrake Program. The goal of… Read more »
CVSA creates one new Inspection Bulletin, updates four and repeals three. Operational Policies 5, 14 and 15 were also updated and several Inspection Procedures were amended.
Starting June 6, 2017, commercial motor vehicle inspectors throughout North America will conduct high-volume, high-visibility inspections of large trucks and buses through June 8 as part of the CVSA’s 30th annual International Roadcheck three-day inspection and enforcement event.
More than 500 enforcement personnel, government officials and industry representatives attended this year’s CVSA Workshop to work together toward the shared goal of improving CMV safety and inspection uniformity throughout North America.
CVSA is proud to announce Charles Endorf of Werner Enterprises as the winner of the 2017 International Driver Excellence Award. He has driven 5.5 million miles over 40 years with Werner.
CVSA Vice President Capt. Christopher Turner with the Kansas Highway Patrol testified on behalf of the Alliance on March 14, 2017, at the Senate Subcommittee hearing titled “Continuing to Improve Truck Safety on our Nation’s Highways.”
Over a 72-hour period, CVSA-certified commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout North America will conduct inspections of commercial motor vehicles and their drivers.
More than 200 representatives from the hazmat community attended the COHMED Conference, where the federal, state, provincial, territorial and local agencies responsible for regulating and enforcing the safe transportation of hazardous materials and dangerous goods, along with a number of industry stakeholders, participate in advanced-level technical sessions and training.
As director of roadside inspection program, Wirachowsky will serve as the primary resource and expert on roadside enforcement and inspection issues for headquarters staff, CVSA membership, the media, industry, the general public, government agencies and other internal/external stakeholders.
Bill has been a member of the law enforcement community for more than 32 years and has more than 26 years of experience related specifically to the safe transportation of hazardous materials.