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 | Senior 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 | Senior 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 | Senior 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 | Senior 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 | Senior Reporter
December 14, 2017
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 | Senior 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 | Senior 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 | Senior 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 | Senior Reporter
August 23, 2017