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Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA)

  • Final countdown for AOBRD deadline

    December 2, 2019 10:51AM by John G Smith

    GREENBELT, Md. – U.S. regulators will require Automatic On-Board Recording Devices (AOBRDs) to be replaced by electronic logging devices (ELDs) as of Dec. 17 – and there will be no grace period to adopt the technology. The Commercial Vehicle Safety

  • CVSA names new president, executive committee

    October 15, 2019 9:33AM by John G Smith

    GREENBELT, Md. – The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) — an organization that oversees commercial vehicle enforcement initiatives across North America — has named its latest executive committee. Sergeant John Samis, currently the motor carrier safety assistance program supervisor for

  • Thousands of drivers tagged for speeding during blitz

    September 17, 2019 1:58PM by John G Smith

    BETHESDA, Md. – Canadian and U.S. enforcement teams handed out 17,556 speed-related citations during this year’s Operation Safe Driver Week, in a blitz that targeted the drivers of commercial and passenger vehicles alike. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) made

  • Roadcheck inspection blitz places 17.9% out of service

    September 1, 2019 2:07PM by John G Smith

    BETHESDA, Md. — North American inspectors placed 17.9% of vehicles out of service during this year’s Roadcheck inspection blitz from June 4-6, accounting for 12,109 vehicles overall. They also cited 2,784 individuals for driver-related violations, representing a 4.2% out-of-service rate.

  • Inspection blitz focuses on TDG shipments

    August 12, 2019 9:03AM by John G Smith

    MONTREAL, Que. – Loads of dangerous goods are in the spotlight this week as part of Hazardous Material Week, and this year the inspection blitz is expanding beyond Canada. Transport Canada has recognized the week since 2013, but the event

  • Surprise brake blitz grounds 16%

    August 8, 2019 10:32AM by John G Smith

    GREENBELT, Md. – Roadside inspectors placed 16.1% of vehicles out of service for brake-related issues on May 15, during a surprise inspection blitz coordinated by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA). There were 10,358 commercial vehicles inspected overall, meaning 1,667

  • Enforcement teams prepare for focus on unsafe drivers

    July 13, 2018 9:05AM by John G Smith

    GREENBELT, Md. – Roadside enforcement teams are preparing for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Operation Safe Driver Week, scheduled for July 15-21. And that means focusing on unsafe drivers. Issues tracked during the blitz will include speeding, distracted driving, texting,

  • Crash spike leads to call for vigilance

    July 12, 2018 11:17AM by John G Smith

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Ontario’s Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) is calling on drivers and employers to be “more vigilant” in the wake of an increase in fatal collisions involving heavy vehicles. Citing figures from the Ontario Provincial Police, it

  • A new IDEA to honour great drivers

    December 30, 2014 11:39AM by Truck News

    GREENBELT, MD. — Safe driving doesn’t get the attention bad driving often garners, but news of a new award honouring those will proven skills behind the wheel may help level that imbalance a little bit. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance