CVSA

Brake Safety Day inspection blitz resulted in nearly 1,700 trucks placed out-of-service

In total, inspectors in the U.S. and Canada inspected 7,698 commercial vehicles during the one-day event, and 22 percent were placed out-of-service for violations. Fourteen percent (or 1,064) of the 7,698 inspected vehicles had brake-related violations.

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Trends in violations, inspections move in truckers’ favor

Since year 2012, when the violation-free inspection percentage was below 40 percent, while the total number of inspections has remained relatively level and even fallen a little, violation-free inspection numbers have grown considerably, by more than 18 percent.

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Operation Safe Driver Week enforcement blitz begins Sunday

The annual enforcement blitz is scheduled for the week of Oct. 15-21. Officers will be looking for speeding, distracted driving, texting and driving, seatbelt usage, following too closely, improper lane changes, failure to obey traffic safety devices and more. 

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CVSA names new president for upcoming year

Kansas Highway Patrol Capt. Christopher Turner takes over as CVSA's president with Capt. Scott Carnegie of the Mississippi Highway Patrol serving as vice president.

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Nationwide brake inspection spree takes place next week

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

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OOIDA petitions FMCSA to withhold federal funding from 20 states for enforcement, including ELDs

The petition singles out 26 states that haven't as yet adopted the ELD mandate, while 20 of those are out of compliance with fed regs adoption rules in general, OOIDA says. The MCSAP program granted more than $65 million in funding to those 20 states last year.

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ELD citations, fines begin Dec. 18, but inspectors won’t enforce OOS criteria until April

Inspectors and roadside officers will begin documenting ELD violations on the Dec. 18 deadline, and citations will be issued to drivers “at the jurisdiction’s discretion,” CVSA says. The 10-hour out-of-service order associated with non-compliance will begin April 1, 2018.

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Nearly 2,000 trucks sidelined during Roadcheck inspection blitz in Texas

In total, the Texas Department of Public Safety inspected 8,182 commercial vehicles during the blitz, placing 1,938 of those (or 23.6 percent) out-of-service.

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Out-of-service conditions related to ELDs

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s updated out-of-service criteria include those related to electronic logging devices. None are new OOS conditions. Rather, they’re footnotes related to current OOS conditions having to do with the hours of service, namely having no log book, having no previous seven days of logs and presenting a false log. All require putting the driver OOS for 10 consecutive hours.

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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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