Government, Business, Safety

13.5% of Vehicles Inspected During Brake Safety Week Placed Out of Service

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

About 13.5% of commercial motor vehicles inspected in the U.S. and Canada during 2019 Brake Safety Week in September were removed from roadways for brake-related violations, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced Nov. 12.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 12, 2019
Government, Safety

Car Drivers Get 92% of Speeding Citations During CVSA Safety Initiative

Trucked pulled over on US-52 at Plato in St. Paul, Minn. A trucked gets pulled over on U.S. Route 52 in St. Paul, Minn., in 2015. Commercial motor vehicles drivers were issued about 8% of all speeding citations during 2019 Operation Safe Driver Week. (Ruin Raider/Flickr)

Law enforcement officers issued more than 17,000 speeding citations to drivers of cars and trucks traveling on highways in the United States and Canada during Operation Safe Driver Week.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 17, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

CVSA Asks Senate to Fund an Updated Major Crash Causation Study

CVSA Executive Director Collin Mooney CVSA Executive Director Collin Mooney speaks at the 2017 Management Conference & Exhibition. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has asked U.S. Senate appropriators to include funding in the 2020 transportation funding bill for a study that would explore the causes for commercial vehicle crashes, an update to a similar study completed 16 years ago.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 9, 2019

CVSA Inspectors Place More Than 1,600 CMVs Out of Service for Brake Violations

CVSA inspector checks brakes CVSA

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance inspectors removed more than 1,600 commercial vehicles from roadways in the U.S. and Canada for critical brake-related violations during an unannounced enforcement effort.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 8, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Perspective

Perspective: ELD Data Can Help Fleets Improve Safety

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will hold its annual Operation Safe Driver Week July 14-20, and this year’s theme is speeding.

Adam Bruttell | Vice President of Sales & Marketing, MiX Telematics
July 12, 2019

CVSA Seeks Solution to Allow Inspectors to Ticket Shippers for Cargo Securement Violations

A worker pushes a hydraulic hand pallet truck at a warehouse A worker pushes a hydraulic hand pallet truck at a warehouse. The CVSA wants to put more of the onus on properly securing cargo on shippers. (Getty Images)

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has asked U.S. and Canadian trucking regulators to explore a solution that would permit roadside inspectors to cite shippers — not just drivers and motor carriers — for cargo securement violations in sealed trailers and intermodal containers.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 22, 2019
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 | Senior 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 | Senior 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 | Senior 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.

January 25, 2019