inspections

Annual brake inspection blitz begins Sept. 8

Inspectors will conduct more than 30,000 brake inspections across North America during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety Week Sept. 8-14.

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Agency clears phones, GPS systems for use as bypass transponders

Smartphones, tablets, global positioning system navigation units and onboard telematics devices have all been cleared by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for use as transponders in commercial trucks

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‘e-Inspection’ technology demonstrated in Maryland

Deployed by the Drivewyze bypass service provider with technology partners, hopes for so-called electronic inspections are that they'd ultimately by accepted by FMCSA as credit on a carrier's CSA profile.

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Be wary: Annual Roadcheck inspection blitz taking place this week

Roadcheck, the annual inspection blitz done by a joint effort of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and others, will take place June 4-6 this year.

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Agency proposes eliminating zero-defect vehicle reports

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration hopes to stop requiring that the industry submit and retain driver vehicle inspection reports when zero defects are indicated.

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New Mexico recognized for its Smart Roadside Inspection tech

The recognition from the Ash Center at the Harvard Kennedy School was awarded as part of the center's "Top 25 Innovations in Government" program.

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FMCSA’s focus on inspections a point of contention at CVSA workshop

ATA representative Phil Byrd challenged the enforcement community to shift priorities away from inspections to traffic enforcement. Also: Regulatory update from FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro.

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Pennsylvania inspection blitz puts 106 trucks, 71 drivers out of service

A one-day inspection spree put the skids on dozens of operations, finding violations focused on hours of service and maintenance.

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Two-day blitz places 109 drivers out of service

Nearly 100 of those drivers were sidelined for log violations during the two-day blitz on I-10 in Eastern Arizona.

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Smartphone-based bypass service integrates with Fleet Control

The Drivewyze PreClear bypass service is now offered with DecisionPoint Systems' Fleet Control trucking management suite.

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