CVSA Roadcheck

Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

CVSA's International Roadcheck Rescheduled for Sept. 9-11

Officer checking cargo during CVSA Roadcheck A Virginia State Police officer performs a load securement inspection during a previous International Roadcheck event. This year's focus will be on driver requirements. (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance)

The postponed International Roadcheck event has been rescheduled for Sept. 9-11, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced Aug. 10.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 10, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

CVSA’s 2020 Operation Safe Driver Week to Go On as Scheduled July 12-18

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

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s 2020 Operation Safe Driver Week will go on as scheduled July 12-18, the trade association representing roadside inspectors announced May 12.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 12, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

CVSA Postpones Roadcheck Due to Coronavirus Crisis

RoadCheck inspection James Dasch (left), a driver for Lucky Dog Industries, speaks with an inspector at the 2019 Roadcheck event. (Eric Miller/Transport Topics)

This year’s International Roadcheck, originally set for May 5-7, has been postponed due to coronavirus concerns.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 25, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

International Roadcheck Set for May 5-7 by CVSA

CVSA Roadcheck James Dasch (left), a driver for Lucky Dog Industries, speaks with an inspector at the 2019 Roadcheck event. (Eric Miller/Transport Topics)

The high-volume, high-visibility International Roadcheck event will take place May 5-7, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced Jan. 27.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 27, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

2019 Roadcheck Nabs 17.9% of Vehicles and 4.2% of Drivers

Officers perform a roadside inspection Officers perform a roadside inspection. (FMCSA)

Commercial vehicle inspectors conducted more than 67,000 inspections during a stepped-up three-day enforcement effort in June, putting 12,019 commercial vehicles and 2,784 drivers out of service.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 29, 2019
Government, Equipment, Safety

CVSA to Conduct Brake Safety Week Sept. 15-22

CVSA brake inspection A brake inspection from a previous Brake Safety Week. (CVSA)

Roadside inspectors will be conducting inspections with a special emphasis on brakes Sept. 15-22, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 18, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Steering, Suspension Systems Focus of 2019 CVSA Roadcheck

2019 CVSA Roadcheck A Virginia State Police officer performs a load securement inspection during a previous International Roadcheck event. (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance)

Steering and suspension systems will be the focus of the annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance International Roadcheck event June 4-6.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 5, 2019
Editorial

Editorial: The Value of Zero

Mathematics started tens of thousands of years ago because Stone Age people needed to count what they had, or wanted, or even what they had lost. At the start, there was no need to formally quantify the concept of nothing, or zero. At some point, though, a clever person came up with the idea of zero and it revolutionized the use of numbers.

July 17, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Experts Say Inspection System Should Have Room to Give Credit for No Violations

truck inspection DOT Readiness Group

For years, truckers have been complaining that inspectors do not always submit reports to federal regulators giving them credit for no violations or “clean” roadside inspections.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 13, 2017
Government, Business, Safety

12% of Trucks Inspected on Brake Safety Day Placed Out of Service

Eric Miller/Transport Topics

Nearly eight out of 10 large trucks and buses did not have any critical violations during an unannounced special brake inspection day across the United States and Canada earlier this year, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced on July 12.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 12, 2017

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