CVSA

Nationwide truck inspection blitz set for June

Enforcers performed more than 60,000 inspections nationwide last year during the 72-hour Roadcheck event.

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CVSA 2017 out-of-service criteria changes go into effect April 1

Few significant changes from years past have been made, but new out-of-service conditions related to the electronic logging device mandate's December enforcement are included.

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Moving violations, speeding among top violations during Operation Safe Driver Week

Of the 20,648 total warnings and citations issued, 11,182 of them were to commercial vehicle drivers, including 6,078 warnings and 5,104 citations, mostly for speeding and other moving violations.

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Do you carry CVSA’s out-of-service criteria book?

Former inspector/officer Andy Blair argues the book is anyone's best resource for challenging an out-of-service violation -- and an effective tool for other challenges as well. If only its electronic version was free, readers note...

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Hours of service, improper logs lead violations for truckers during Roadcheck, brakes top equipment violation

Inspectors during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual 72-hour International Roadcheck campaign placed 21.5 percent of trucks inspected out of service, along with 3.4 percent of drivers, according to numbers released Oct. 20 by CVSA.

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Safe Driver Week enforcement spree ongoing this week

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 during the week of Oct. 16-22.

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Nationwide brake inspection blitz running this week

All of next week, inspectors will ramp up enforcement across North America to target brake violations.

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Choking down the milk and cookies

If FMCSA's not going to remove the 30-minute break (aka the 'milk and cookie' break in the words of more than one operator) as requested by CVSA, there may well be rationale for reducing its severity weighting in the CSA Safety Measurement System.

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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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