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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

CVSA Gears Up for 30th Annual Roadcheck

Eric Miller/TT

Will Schaefer, director of safety programs for the nation’s top commercial vehicle inspectors group, has some advice for motor carriers whose trucks will be on the road June 6-8: Make sure that your maintenance programs are keeping up with your vehicles and remind your drivers to keep their log books current.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 29, 2017
Government

Moving Violations Dominate Citations During Operation Safe Driver Week

Moving violations were clearly the biggest unsafe driving behavior during Operation Safe Driver Week, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced Dec. 7.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
December 7, 2016
Government

Out-of-Service Rates Inch Up in CVSA’s Brake Week Blitz

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Commercial motor vehicle officers reported that 13.2% of trucks and buses examined were placed out of service for brake violations during a weeklong law-enforcement operation, compared with OOS rates of 12.3% last year and 16.2% in 2014.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 21, 2016
Government

More Than a Fifth of Vehicles Taken Out of Service During Roadcheck, CVSA Reports

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More than a fifth of the vehicles that received the comprehensive Level I inspection during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual International Roadcheck were taken out of service during the June 7-9 event, CVSA reported on Oct. 20.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
October 20, 2016
Government

Operation Safe Driver Week Is Underway

Operation Safe Driver Week, conducted by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and sponsored with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, begins Oct. 16 and runs through Oct. 22.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
October 14, 2016
Government

Unannounced CVSA Inspection Puts 12.4% of Inspected Vehicles Out of Service

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Inspectors across North America placed 12.4% of inspected vehicles out of service with brake violations in a special unannounced brake check day earlier this year, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced on July 26.

July 26, 2016
Government

Data Improvements Needed to Enhance Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program, CVSA Official Says

WASHINGTON — The quality of data used in a federal state grant program needs to improve to ensure the program’s effectiveness, the president of a leading safety group told a Senate panel on July 12.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 12, 2016
Government

DUI Case Exposes Gaps in Safety Screening

On a late afternoon in March, state troopers found truck driver Yakov Zaverukha lying on his back in a mud puddle beside his big rig that was stuck in a ditch just off Interstate 57 in central Illinois.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 13, 2016
Government

Former Shipping Executive From Chile Charged With Price-Fixing at Port of Baltimore

Mark Elias/Bloomberg News

Federal prosecutors in Maryland indicted a former shipping executive from Chile on June 7 in an alleged bid-rigging and price-fixing conspiracy involving cargo shipped through the Port of Baltimore and other U.S. ports, the Department of Justice said.

Colin Campbell | The Baltimore Sun
June 8, 2016

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