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.
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 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.
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.