Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Groups veto hours changes

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, the American Trucking Associations and a shippers’ group all opposed the proposals.

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Spec the Perfect Tires

With products becoming increasingly specialized, learn to pick the designs that fit your business and save money.

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Cool Reception

FMCSA’s proposed hours of service revision stirs criticisms.

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Speeding tops safety violations

Top three reasons warnings and citations were issued to commercial vehicle drivers included speeding, failing to use a safety belt and failure to obey traffic control devices.

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LogBook

The proposed national fuel economy and greenhouse gas reduction standards, electronic on-board recorders, CAT vocational trucks and a Hoover Dam bridge are among the trucking issues featured.

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Fewer trucks removed for defective brakes

Fewer vehicles were taken out of service for brake defects during Operation Air Brake’s Brake Safety Week this year.

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Operation Safe Driver set for Oct. 17-23

The traffic enforcement program will focus on enforcement in high-crash corridors with high truck traffic volumes.

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Commercial Brake Safety Week runs Sept. 12-18

The program is designed to raise awareness of brakes and brake issues.

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Compliance rates high in CVSA 2010 Roadcheck

More than 95 percent of drivers and 80 percent of the vehicles inspected passed compliance tests in the 2010 Roadcheck, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance said of its June 8-10 roadside inspections. Brake-related defects accounted for half of the out-of-service violations recorded in the compliance tests. Lights violations and tires and wheels violations each comprised roughly one-tenth. Nearly 77 percent of the 48,970 vehicles tested for the most comprehensive of the roadside checks, referred to as the ...

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CSA testimony focuses on safety evaluations

Trucking representatives said the Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 is good in some regards, but they have concerns about how its data is used in safety evaluations.

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