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  • CVSA names new president, executive committee

    October 15, 2019 9:33AM by johng@newcom.ca

    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 johng@newcom.ca

    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 johng@newcom.ca

    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 johng@newcom.ca

    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

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

    April 1, 2019 12:18PM by johng@newcom.ca

    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

  • 14.1% grounded in Brake Safety Week

    November 6, 2018 11:58AM by johng@newcom.ca

    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 johng@newcom.ca

    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 johng@newcom.ca

    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 johng@newcom.ca

    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

  • U.S. inspectors to focus on underride guards

    July 31, 2018 9:07AM by johng@newcom.ca

    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

  • Brake blitz grounds 12.4% in Canada

    July 17, 2018 11:20AM by johng@newcom.ca

    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,

  • Drivers without ELD face out of service violations

    April 2, 2018 10:09AM by Truck News

    GREENBELT, Md. – Those driving trucks in the U.S. without electronic logging devices (ELDs) or grandfathered automatic on-board recording devices (AOBRDs) will now risk 10 hours out of service. Soft enforcement of a related mandate, which began on Dec. 18,