Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Unannounced brake inspection blitz sidelines nearly 2,000 trucks

CVSA inspectors in 33 U.S. states and 10 Canadian provinces conducted 9,524 inspections during the one-day inspection blitz. Of the 1,989 trucks placed out-of-service for various violations, 1,146 of them were parked for brake-related violations.

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Date set for one-day brake inspection blitz

Inspectors will be looking for out-of-adjustment brakes, along with brake system and antilock braking system violations on Brake Safety Day. See the dates here...

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Roadcheck inspection blitz looms

CVSA's annual inspection blitz will focus on cargo securement.

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Tips for cargo securement offered by CVSA ahead of Roadcheck inspection blitz

Violations related to load securement include failure to prevent shifting and/or loss of load; failure to secure truck equipment; damaged tie-downs; insufficient tie-downs; and loose tie-downs.

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Load securement to be focus of annual Roadcheck inspection blitz

Violations related to cargo securement include failure to prevent shifting/loss of cargo, failure to secure truck equipment, damaged tie-downs, insufficient tie-downs and loose tie-downs.

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Hours of service, improper logs lead violations for truckers during Roadcheck, brakes top equipment violation

Inspectors during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual 72-hour International Roadcheck campaign placed 21.5 percent of trucks inspected out of service, along with 3.4 percent of drivers, according to numbers released Oct. 20 by CVSA.

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Watch those post-crash-inspection violations

They shouldn't be assigned severity weights to contribute to a carrier's ranking in any CSA BASIC if the violation was a result of the crash.

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FMCSA’s focus on inspections a point of contention at CVSA workshop

ATA representative Phil Byrd challenged the enforcement community to shift priorities away from inspections to traffic enforcement. Also: Regulatory update from FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro.

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CSA priorities include addressing concerns of small carriers, crash accountability, agency says

FMCSA also announced plans to launch a new version of the DataQs website for challenging inspection violations and crash assignments as early as the coming weekend.

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CSA: Law enforcement/ driver perspective alignment

Though drivers' No. 1 named CSA problem in recent polling is the deterioration in driver/officer relationships, an interview with CVSA's Stephen Keppler shows some concurrence on the system's problems.

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