Truck News

  • Commercial drivers collect 10,709 citations in blitz

    September 20, 2018 4:04PM by John G Smith

    GREENBELT, Md. – Enforcement teams issued 57,405 citations and 87,907 warnings during Operation Safe Driver Week held July 15-21 and coordinated by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA). About 51,000 officers interacted with 113,000 drivers of commercial vehicles and cars

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    Sarasin named Canada’s champion inspector

    August 22, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    KING CITY, Ont. – Samantha Sarasin, an Ontario Ministry of Transportation enforcement officer, is a national champion this week. She outperformed all other Canadians during the recent Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) North American Inspectors Championship, and just discovered that she came less than six points shy of North America’s grand champion title.

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    Where’s the credit, CVSA?

    July 19, 2018 12:00AM by Jim Park

    The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance just published the results of its unannounced Brake Safety Day enforcement initiative, which took place on April 25.

  • 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,

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    Montreal blitz targets belts, phone use

    May 9, 2018 12:00AM by Steve Bouchard

    MONTREAL, Que. – Drivers of heavy vehicles around Montreal were under the watchful eyes of enforcement teams who were riding an unmarked coach on Tuesday, during a blitz run by Controle Routier Quebec with the support of provincial police.

    The higher vantage point gave the teams a clear look at whether drivers were using cell phones behind the wheel or not wearing seatbelts. Both offences will see steeper penalties in coming weeks.

    “Most people now use their cell phone on their thighs,” said Marie-Josée Michaud, public relations officer for Contrôle Routier Québec. In a patrol car, that can be difficult to see, but there’s no problem from the higher position in a bus.

  • 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,

  • OPP begin week-long blitz to curb distracted driving

    March 12, 2018 8:25PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are once again heading out in their Class 8 truck to try to catch distracted drivers across the province. OPP Superintendent Tony Cristilli said the police service would use every tool available

  • Nearly half the trucks in Southern Ontario blitz fail

    May 15, 2017 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    OAKVILLE, ON – Almost half of all the commercial vehicles pulled over in a safety blitz last week failed inspection, Halton Regional Police Service’s (HRPS) Oakville District Response Unit announced today.
    Over the course of the two-day roadside campaign, 80 vehicles were inspected and 47% flunked due to issues with brakes, tires and other problems.

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    CVSA reports increase in brake violations

    January 6, 2015 12:00AM by Allan

    GREENBELT, MD – Out-of-service rate during annual Brake Safety Week was 16.2% in 2014, compared with 13.5% for the 2013 event.

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    Peel Police Target Visibly Unsafe Trucks, Note Poor Brakes, Tires

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Michael Brown

    MISSISSAUGA – After a Peel Police safety blitz found 40% of vehicles failed, Today’s Trucking has learned officers targeted visibly unsafe vehicles, including pickup trucks.

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    Brake blitz nabs more OOS truck than last year

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    WASHINGTON — A slightly higher rate of out-of-service brake problems on North American highways was reported by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and its on-road enforcement partners in the U.S. and Canada.

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    OPP blitz caught some truckers by surprise

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    ORILLIA, Ont. — The number of trucks stopped during the OPP’s annual blitz targeting commercial vehicles was down, but the number of charges handed out increased.