Truck News


  • U.S. carriers need to prepare for Canadian ELD mandate

    February 17, 2020 8:55PM by Derek Clouthier

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – U.S. carriers operating north of the border need to ensure their electronic logging devices (ELDs) are compliant with the Canadian mandate come June 2021, or risk being put out of service. During an opening day filled

  • 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

  • B.C., Alberta inspectors secure honors during CVSA championships

    August 19, 2019 8:44AM by John G Smith

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Sgt. Benjamin Schropfer of the Nebraska State Patrol earned top honors during last week’s North American Inspectors Championship (NAIC), but his Canadian peers secured top honors in several individual categories. The annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA)

  • 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

  • Brakes, seats, U-joints among updates to out of service criteria

    April 1, 2019 12:18PM by John G Smith

    GREENBELT, Md. – The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has released the latest updates to its out-of-service criteria that governs when drivers and vehicles should be pulled from the road. The changes to the North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria cover everything from

  • CVSA names executive leaders

    October 16, 2018 11:25AM by John G Smith

    GREENBELT, Md. – Lt. Scott Carnegie of the Mississippi Highway Patrol is now serving as the 2018/19 president for the Commercial Motor Vehicle Alliance (CVSA), an association dedicated to uniform commercial vehicle enforcement in North America. Richard Roberts — the

  • Brake blitz grounds 12.4% in Canada

    July 17, 2018 11:20AM by John G Smith

    GREEBELT, Md. – A surprise Brake Safety Day inspection blitz in Canada and the U.S. put 1,595 trucks out of service for brake violations on April 25, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) reports. There were 11,531 inspections conducted overall,

  • Safe Driver Week to focus on driving behaviors

    April 9, 2018 11:09AM by Truck News

    GREENBELT, Md. – Inspectors across North America will be on the lookout for unsafe driving behaviors July 15-21, as the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) recognizes Operation Safe Driver Week. Dangerous behaviors to be tracked during the week include speeding,

  • Aiming for the stars

    March 16, 2018 7:11PM by Derek Clouthier

    PIC outlines new benchmarks that sets the bar high for its members

  • Zonar hires former CVSA president as its compliance manager

    January 8, 2018 4:59PM by Truck West

    SEATTLE, Wash. – Former Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) president Ron Cordova has joined Zonar Systems’ compliance team. As compliance manager, Cordova will work with a group that is dedicated to ensuring Zonar and its customers adhere to the Department

  • Brake Safety Day brake inspections put 14% out of service

    November 7, 2017 1:50PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Fourteen per cent of vehicles inspected in the U.S. and Canada during Brake Safety Day were placed out of service for brake-related violations, according to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. A total of 7,698 commercial vehicle inspections

  • CVSA brake safety blitz sees 21% out-of-service rate

    July 13, 2017 7:17PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – During an unannounced brake safety day enforcement initiative, 79% of commercial vehicles did not have any critical item violations, while 21% were placed out-of-service for any kind of infraction. Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement (CVSA) conducted the one-day

  • CVSA approves definitions for Level 8 inspection

    May 29, 2017 10:59AM by Truck West

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has voted to approve definitions for a Level 8 inspection, and Alberta will launch a pilot project, paving the way for additional Canadian programs. Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) president Lorraine

  • CVSA releases Operation Airbrake results

    November 16, 2016 7:35AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A total of 13.2% of inspections conducted during Operation Airbrake resulted in vehicles being placed out of service due to brake violations, while another 14.8% were sidelined for non-brake related violations. A total of 18,385 inspections were

  • CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver results released

    January 5, 2016 11:56AM by Truck News

    GREENBELT, Md. – The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) found that non-commercial motor vehicle drivers speed significantly more than commercial vehicle drivers, exceeding the limit 27.3% of the time compared to 9.3%, during its Operation Safe Driver Week campaign. Pulling