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Nearly 1,300 CMVs Taken Out of Service on Surprise Brake Safety Day

Inspection of a truck's brakes A Virginia State Police officer inspects a truck's brakes. (Commercial Vehicle Safety Aliiance)

Commercial vehicle inspectors took 1,290 CMVs, or 14.1% of those inspected, out of service with critical brake-related violations on a special unannounced brake safety day operation.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 24, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

CVSA Asks FMCSA to Require Documents for Hemp Transports

Hemp A hemp plant is pollinated in Oregon. (Don Ryan/Associated Press)

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to amend agency regulations to require that interstate transporters of hemp carry a variety of shipping documents to avoid law enforcement uncertainties.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 15, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

CVSA Brake Safety Week Scheduled for Aug. 21-27

Brakes A Virginia State Police officer performs a safety inspection on a trucks brakes. (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance)

Commercial motor vehicle inspectors will be conducting this year’s Brake Safety Week from Aug. 21-27, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced June 7.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 7, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

CVSA Seeks Mileage, Time Limits for Personal Conveyance Guidance

truck leaving truck stop John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has petitioned federal trucking regulators to add a maximum time and/or mileage limit to clarify the definition of personal conveyance use by commercial truck drivers.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 4, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week to Focus on Speeding

Speed Limit Neal McNeil/Getty Images

The 2022 Operation Safe Driver Week is scheduled for July 10-16, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced on March 29.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 29, 2022
Equipment, Safety

Inspectors Park More Than 5,600 CMVs During Brake Safety Week

CVSA Brake Safety Week image Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance via Twitter

Commercial motor vehicle inspectors in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. conducted 35,764 inspections during Brake Safety Week, placing 12% of the vehicles inspected out of service due to critical brake-related conditions.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 25, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Speeding Is Top Violation During CVSA Operation Safe Driver Week

speeding truck and car RistoArnaudov/Getty Images

Law enforcement officers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico stopped 46,058 passenger and commercial motor vehicle drivers engaging in dangerous driving behaviors during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Operation Safe Driver Week safety initiative.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 8, 2021
Safety

CVSA Schedules Operation Safe Driver Week for July 11-17

Truck on a highway The death rate on roads in 2020 increased 24% over the previous 12-month period, despite miles driven dropping 13%. (CVSA via Twitter)

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's annual event will target risky driving behaviors, particularly speeding.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 7, 2021
Business, Safety

A Year of Pandemic: Number of Roadside Inspections Fell

Four pandemic images Driver with mask by andresr/Getty Images (clockwise from top left); vaccine vial by Liam McBurney/Pool via AP; COVID-19 virus by Getty Images; UPS truck carrying vaccine at Pfizer Global Supply Kalamazoo by Morry Gash/Pool/Associated Press

“It was definitely a strange year for inspectors,” said Kerri Wirachowsky, director of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s roadside inspection program. “In the beginning of the pandemic, a lot of agencies just stopped doing inspections completely, only stopping vehicles if they saw an imminent issue,” she said.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 22, 2021
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

FMCSA Proposes to Add Truck Rear Underride Guards to Safety Checklist

Underride rear guard on Stoughton trailer An underride rear guard installed on a Stoughton trailer. FMCSA said including rear impact guards in the periodic inspection requirements will call additional attention to the critical safety component. (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a proposed rule amending federal safety regulations to specifically add rear impact guards as a required item on the list of annual inspections for motor carriers and roadside inspectors.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 5, 2021

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