CVSA

Brake Safety Week inspection spree looms

For a full week next month, enforcers will ramp up enforcement across North America to target brake violations. Dates here...

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CVSA sets dates for this year’s Safe Driver Week enforcement spree

Law enforcement agencies across North America will engage in heightened traffic safety enforcement and education aimed at unsafe driving by both commercial motor vehicle drivers and car drivers for a week in October.

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Surprise inspection blitz puts 13.9 percent of trucks inspected out of service

The inspection blitz, part of CVSA’s Operation Airbrake program, was conducted in 31 states and Canadian provinces. A total of 6,128 commercial vehicles had their brakes checked during the unannounced event.

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Texas Roadcheck numbers offer preview of overall inspection spree results

The Texas Department of Public Safety inspected 7,795 commercial vehicles during the three-day inspection effort held June 7-9 nationwide and placed 1,751 of these vehicles out-of-service.

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Bob Wyatt named CVSA 2016 driver award winner

Wyatt is Schneider’s most decorated driver -- and the only driver in the company’s 80-year history to receive both the 40-Year Consecutive Safe Year Driving Award and the 4 Million Safe Miles Award.

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On the scene: Roadcheck 2016 sights from a Mississippi scale house

Overdrive spent some time with the Mississippi Department of Transportation at the westbound Kewanee weigh station on I-20/59 as Roadcheck 2016 kicked off Tuesday morning, detailed in the photos here.

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Nationwide inspection blitz runs Tuesday-Thursday

In addition to their focus on full Level I inspections, inspectors will focus on tires, too. They'll be measuring tire tread depth, checking tire pressure, checking to make sure no items are lodged between dual tires and examining the overall condition of the tires to ensure no deep cuts or bulges exist in the sidewalls.

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The Roadcheck effect, take two: 10 toughest states for tire violations

Analysis of data from calendar year 2015 shows a marked "Roadcheck effect" for June inspections, much more pronounced than that seen in a similar 2014 analysis. Roadcheck 2016 is set for next week. Are you prepared?

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Ahead of nationwide June inspection blitz, Bendix and Goodyear offer tire prep tips

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual International Roadcheck inspection blitz, which will focus this year on tire safety, will be held June 7-9. In advance of Roadcheck, Goodyear and Bendix have released some tips on tire safety to help owner-operators prepare for the inspection spree.

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Trucking organizations form partnership to help truckers find available parking

The groups will announce their plans for sharing parking availability with truck drivers during a May 18 press conference.

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