CVSA
Business, Technology, Safety

Brake Safety Day Leaves 14% of Trucks Out of Service for Violations, CVSA Says

An inspector takes a look at truck brakes Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Roughly one out of every seven trucks and buses inspected during a one-day special brake safety law-enforcement effort in September was placed out of service for brake-related violations, according to the group that coordinated the inspections.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 7, 2017
Government, Safety

CVSA Names Its Slate of New Officers

Captain Christopher Turner of the Kansas Highway Patrol has been named the new president of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, the group representing certified commercial vehicle inspectors throughout North America has announced.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 9, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Trucks Without ELDs Won’t Be Placed Out of Service Until April 1, CVSA Says

ELD mandate arrives Dec. 18 Rand McNally

Commercial vehicle inspectors will issue citations to motor carriers operating vehicles without electronic logging devices beginning Dec. 18 but will not place vehicles out of service until April 1.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 28, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

2017 Roadcheck Places 23% of Commercial Vehicles Out of Service

Roadside inspection in Arkansas A truck receives a roadside inspection during Roadcheck 2017. (ArDOT)

Nearly one of every four trucks that received comprehensive Level I inspections during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s International Roadcheck this summer were taken out of service, CVSA reported on Aug. 23.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 23, 2017
Editorial

Editorial: Passion to Be the Best

Watching people with the liberty to pursue happiness actually do so can be highly worthwhile, even inspirational. As our team in Orlando, Fla., shows on this website and in the Aug. 21 edition of Transport Topics, that was abundantly the case at the recent National Truck Driving Championships and its companion event for truck and bus safety inspectors.

Transport Topics
August 17, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Dan Horvath Talks About Volunteering at NTDC

Each year the National Truck Driving Championships and Step Van Driving Championships depends on the contributions of a massive volunteer force. Dan Horvath of TransForce describes his role in this interview with TT's Eugene Mulero. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Transport Topics
August 15, 2017
Business, Equipment, Safety

Volunteers Come Back to NTDC Every Year for the Love of It

Richard Gillespie in 2014 photo Richard Gillespie in 2014 photo (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ORLANDO, Fla. — Since 1992, Richard Gillespie has ensured his fellow volunteers at the National Truck Driving Championships have plenty of pens, notepads and clipboards to be able to keep score when judging a challenge.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 15, 2017
Business, Equipment, Safety

NTDC Veteran Cates Lauds Caliber of Drivers at Championships

Rick Cates John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — During the first two days of the National Truck Driving Championships, Rick Cates, a tall, soft-spoken gentleman with white hair and glasses, monitored aspects of the pretrip portion of the competition.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 11, 2017
Safety

Houston Inspector Makes Quick Work of Field to Win NAIC Title

ORLANDO, Fla. — At the North American Inspectors Championship, speed is your friend. For Rommel Garcia, wrapping up the skills challenges quickly at the annual tournament was a strategy that paid off.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 11, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Drivers Celebrate Safety as NTDC Kicks Into High Gear

ATA President Chris Spear John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — Hundreds of drivers set to compete in the National Truck Driving Championships were asked to first pledge a commitment to safety, honesty and respect.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 10, 2017

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