inspections

Annual Roadcheck inspection spree to focus on hours violations

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's annual International Roadcheck, a three-day ramp up of truck and bus enforcement across North America, is scheduled for June 5-7. The year's focus will be on hours-of-service compliance, says CVSA, due in part to the implementation of the ELD mandate. 

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Drivers taking advantage of PrePass partnership with NorPass

PrePass-enrolled trucks are now bypassing weigh stations at 44 additional locations in seven states: Alaska, Connecticut, Idaho, New York, Oregon, South Dakota and Washington.

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Driver focused inspection spree set for July 15-21

Driving behaviors that will be targeted during the week include speeding, distracted driving, texting, failure to use a seat belt, following too closely, improper lane change, failure to obey traffic control devices and more.

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PrePass customers can now bypass NorPass-system scales

A new PrePass partnership with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) allows PrePass customers to bypass scales that are part of the NorPass system, 23 sites in 6 states.

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7 new PrePass locations in N.C.

The new sites on I-77, I-40, I-95 and I-26 in North Carolina now operational for PrePass bypass services are in addition to the PrePass sites on I-85 at Hillsborough, which have been in service since 2015.

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Prepass, Oregon programs now interoperable for bypass

PrePass carriers that operate in Oregon can now allow their transponders to be enrolled in and utilize Oregon’s state-operated Green Light weigh station bypass system at 21 facilities throughout the state, with a waiver of Prepass' data privacy policy.

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CVSA asks for updates to inspection-report processes for the digital age

Many state jurisdictions, CVSA says, " do not have the manpower to follow up on unreturned inspection reports. For these jurisdictions, the practice of receiving returned inspection reports creates a paperwork burden with no clear value or purpose. Meanwhile, motor carriers spend time and resources certifying, returning and storing inspection reports that are not being used by many of the recipients."

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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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POLL: Are clean (violation-free) inspections more common today than they used to be?

What's been your experience over the last five years? Do you feel inspectors are more likely today to actually finish and record a clean, violation-free inspection than before?

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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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