CVSA

‘Safety Belts Save Lives’ — an art contest for the kids

Here's an opportunity for the arts-prone grade-schooler in your life to show his/her stuff to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Belt Partnership, a wide a collaboration of the FMCSA and various work safety and law enforcement organizations. The “Be Ready. Be Buckled” art contest for children is now in its fourth year, asking children to enter with some kind of expression in artwork of the importance of the basic safety practice of buckling up. Winning posters ...

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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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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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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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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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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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UCR enforcement on hold

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

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Mixed results from safety blitz

The results indicated a lower rate of out-of-service violations and citations for drivers and vehicles.

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