Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

CVSA Petitions FMCSA to Drop Rear Underride Guard Label Requirement

FMCSA A Stoughton Trailers rear impact guard. (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics)

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has petitioned federal regulators to eliminate a requirement that manufacturer certification stickers be on truck and trailer rear underride guards.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 9, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

CVSA’s Collin Mooney: Trouble Awaits Fleets Delaying Switch From AOBRDs to ELDs

AOBRD A driver uses an AOBRD. (Omnitracs Inc.)

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A “manufacturers crisis” in transferring automatic onboard recording device software into electronic logging devices is in the making, according to the head of the trade organization representing commercial vehicle inspectors.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 22, 2019
Government, Business

Law Enforcement Officers Challenged to Enforce Bill Legalizing Transport of Hemp, CVSA Says

Colorado hemp farm A Colorado hemp farm. (Colorado Department of Agriculture)

Conflicts between existing state laws and a new federal law legalizing the transport of industrial hemp are making it difficult for law enforcement officers to enforce the new law, the head of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance told officials at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 14, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety

CVSA: Mirrors Have Role in Roadside Inspections

CVSA inspection An officer conducts a roadside inspection. (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration)

Camera monitoring systems promise to improve highway safety by giving truck drivers better visibility around the outside of the truck, but removing the mirrors could force highway safety inspectors to change their practices, according to the executive director of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.

Bruce Lilly | Contributing Writer
January 25, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

CVSA Complains of Too Many FMCSA Regulatory Exemptions

Inspectors checking a truck Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Federal trucking regulators are exempting too many motor carriers from electronic logging device requirements and other regulations, creating “confusion and inconsistency in enforcement,” according to the organization representing roadside commercial vehicle inspectors.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
January 3, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Officers Issue 57,405 Citations, 87,907 Warnings During Operation Safe Driver Week

Operation Safe Driver Week Enforcement during a past Operation Safe Driver Week. (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance)

Commercial motor vehicle enforcement officers patrolling U.S. and Canadian highways issued more than 57,000 citations and nearly 88,000 warnings for unsafe driving behaviors during 2018 Operation Safe Driver Week, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance reported Sept. 19.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
September 19, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment

CVSA Responds to Senators by Deciding to Spend a Day Inspecting Trailer Underride Guards

A trailer underride guard Insurance Institute for Highway Safety via YouTube

In response to a request by two U.S. senators, roadside commercial motor vehicle inspectors later this month will spend a day collecting data on the condition and maintenance of rear trailer underride guards.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 15, 2018
Business, Safety, Logistics

Finale of CVSA’s Inspectors Competition Will Coincide With NTDC Awards Banquet

Truck inspection in Landover, Md. Law enforcement members conduct inspections in Landover, Md. (CVSA)

In a few weeks, law enforcement officials from across the continent will convene in Columbus, Ohio, to participate in the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s North American Inspectors Championship.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 14, 2018
Government, Equipment, Safety

CVSA Inspectors Remove Nearly 1,600 CMVs From Roadways During April Brake Safety Day

Brake Week inspection A brake inspection from a previous year's Brake Safety Day. (CVSA)

Nearly 1,600 commercial motor vehicles with critical brake violations were placed out of service during an unannounced Brake Safety Day law enforcement initiative in the United States and Canada in April, according to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
July 18, 2018
Government, Safety

Nearly 39,000 CMV Drivers Cited or Warned During Safe Driver Week

Seatbelt Inspection Seatbelt Inspection, TT File Photo

Law enforcement officers issued nearly 39,000 citations and warnings to commercial vehicle operators for bad driving behaviors during Operation Safe Driver Week in October, according to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
December 14, 2017