Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Roadcheck begins Tuesday

Last year, the vehicle compliance rate of 80.4 percent was the highest since 1996, CVSA said. The driver compliance rate of 95.7 percent was the highest ever.

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Bills would retain truck lengths, weights

Senate, House measures would freeze truck lengths and weights on the National Highway System.

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Feature Article: Getting on board

Some owner-operators fear that electronic onboard recorders cost too much and invade their privacy. As EOBR use spreads, others are embracing them after discovering improved productivity, safety and record-keeping.

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CVSA sets Roadcheck for June 8-10

Last year, the driver safety compliance rate of 95.7 percent was the highest ever.

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LogBook

IdleAire pulls the plug, truckers urge hours flexibility, intermodal transport gained market share against trucks, EPA revises its 2010 engine emission guidance and more are issues covered.

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CVSA releases 2010 Out-of-Service Criteria

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will release the 2010 North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria April 1.

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Hours regs debated at opening session

Comments at Jan. 19’s session ranged from a request to keep the existing rules to urging a rewrite.

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UCR enforcement on hold

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced a moratorium on enforcement for the 2010 registration year.

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How to: Prevent Brake Failure

Federal regulations mandate brake wear specifications. For example, air disc brakes must have 1⁄16 of an inch of lining; air drum brakes must have 1⁄4 of an inch. Some types of failures can cause a spring brake to stick on. If the air chamber that retracts a (parking) spring brake fails, it’s a simple procedure to install a caging bolt to manually force the brake to disengage. Carry one along. PREVENTIVE MEASURES • During preventive maintenance on ...

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