Truck News

  • 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

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    Brake Safety Week is underway

    September 16, 2019 8:47AM by John G Smith

    GREENBELT, Md. – Roadside inspectors will place a special emphasis on stopping systems this week, as the annual Brake Safety Week shines a spotlight on the mechanical systems that continue to dominate out-of-service results. Brake hoses and tubing – which

  • 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)

  • 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

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    International Roadcheck inspection blitz this week

    June 3, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    BETHESDA, Md. — Enforcement teams across North America will participate in the international Roadcheck inspection blitz from June 4-6, placing a special focus on truck steering and suspension systems.

  • 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

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    ‘ELDs are here to stay’

    November 14, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    BRAMPTON, Ont. – Electronic logging devices (ELDs) are now the law in the U.S., and Canada is approaching ever closer to a mandate of its own.
    Major device suppliers are meeting in Toronto this week to explore a uniquely Canadian approach to certifying the equipment.

  • 14.1% grounded in Brake Safety Week

    November 6, 2018 11:58AM by John G Smith

    GREENBELT, Md. – Inspectors in Canada and the U.S. grounded 14.1% of vehicles for brake-related defects from Sept. 16-22, recognized as Brake Safety Week. There were 35,080 commercial vehicle inspections overall, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) reports. Brakes remain

  • 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

  • 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

  • Brake Safety Week begins

    September 16, 2018 10:20AM by John G Smith

    GREENBELT, Md. – Roadside enforcement teams across North America are placing a particular focus on stopping power today as the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance launches Brake Safety Week, running from Sept. 16-22. Inspectors will largely be conducting the 37-step Level

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    Want to spot brake defects? ‘Bend at the waist’

    September 7, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    Brakes are a focus of roadside enforcement officers every day of the year, but the focus will intensify later this month during Brake Safety Week. Scheduled for Sept. 16-22, the week coordinated by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) combines education initiatives and inspections alike, depending on the jurisdiction. It has traditionally allowed enforcement teams to shine a light on a variety of systems and issues.

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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.

  • U.S. inspectors to focus on underride guards

    July 31, 2018 9:07AM by John G Smith

    GREENBELT, Md. – Roadside inspectors in the U.S. will be taking a close look at rear underride guards during selected days between Aug. 27-31, as the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) looks to gather related data. Last year, U.S. senators

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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.