More than 50,000 North American Standard Level I, II, III and V Inspections were conducted throughout Canada, Mexico and the U.S. during 2020 International Roadcheck. The overall vehicle out-of-service rate in North America, for Level I, II and V Inspections combined, was 20.9%.
CVSA is looking to recognize an exceptional professional commercial motor vehicle driver through the International Driver Excellence Award. This annual award recognizes individuals who go above and beyond the performance of their duties as a commercial motor vehicle driver.
The 2020 North American Cargo Securement Harmonization Public Forum has been canceled. The 2021 Cooperative Hazardous Materials Development (COHMED) Conference will be offered virtually on Jan. 25-28, 2021. And CVSA/FMCSA Data Quality and Systems Training will be a virtual training event offered March 1-5, 2021.
During this year’s Brake Safety Week, 12% of the 43,565 commercial motor vehicles inspected were placed out of service for brake-related violations. Inspectors from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. removed 5,156 commercial motor vehicles from roadways due to brake violations.
CVSA released a new stop-motion video envisioning the future of commercial motor vehicle safety technology, inspections and enforcement. This four-minute video takes the viewer to a future – near and far – that’s safer for all road users.
Today is the start of International Roadcheck, CVSA’s annual 72-hour, high-visibility inspection and enforcement initiative. During International Roadcheck, Sept. 9-11, inspectors in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. will conduct commercial motor vehicle and driver inspections to verify compliance with driver operating requirements and vehicle mechanical fitness.
Law enforcement personnel observed 66,421 drivers engaging in unsafe driver behaviors on roadways and issued 71,343 warnings and citations as part of Operation Safe Driver Week, a driver-focused safety initiative aimed at curbing dangerous driver behaviors through interactions with law enforcement.
Throughout the week, law enforcement personnel will conduct roadside safety inspections to identify commercial motor vehicles with brake violations. Vehicles discovered to have critical brake violations, or other critical vehicle inspection item conditions, as outlined in the North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria, will be removed from roadways until those violations are corrected.
CVSA would like to congratulate Jonah Cote, Margaret Meland, Nicholas Parks, Sarah Smith and Addison Stailey. These five outstanding students were awarded $1,000 each as part of CVSA’s college scholarship award program.
In March 2020, CVSA announced the postponement of International Roadcheck due to the coronavirus pandemic, with new dates to be determined. CVSA has now rescheduled International Roadcheck for Sept. 9-11. The focus area is driver requirements.
The CVSA OOSC app contains the out-of-service criteria, inspection bulletins, pictorials, online training, inspection procedures, operational policies, inspection and educational videos, brochures and webinars.
CVSA supports vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology applications; however, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is prepared to give away the spectrum required to support this technology. CVSA urges the FCC to keep this spectrum working for transportation safety by continuing to preserve it for V2X technologies.
Law enforcement personnel will issue warnings or citations to commercial motor vehicle drivers and passenger vehicle drivers engaging in dangerous driving behaviors as part of Operation Safe Driver Week.
Enforcement officials will inspect commercial motor vehicles throughout the week and vehicles found to have critical out-of-service brake violations, or other critical vehicle out-of-service inspection item violations, will be restricted from traveling until those violations are corrected.
This year’s CVSA Annual Conference and Exhibition, scheduled to take place Sept. 20-24 in Wilmington, Delaware, has been canceled. In its place, CVSA will now offer a new week-long virtual conference, Sept. 21-25.
CVSA applauds Senators Wicker, Cantwell, Thune, Fischer and Duckworth, as well as the Commerce Committee, for their support of this legislation and urges passage by the full Senate. The Alliance has been advocating for relief for commercial motor vehicle safety programs to provide states and territories with needed flexibility as a result of the ongoing impacts of COVID-19.
The new CVSA Learning portal is an easy-to-use online learning platform featuring improved navigation, clearly organized content, a variety of multimedia offerings and more training courses.
CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week will go on as scheduled, July 12-18. Law enforcement personnel throughout North America will be looking for drivers who are engaging in unsafe driving behaviors on our roadways. Identified drivers will be pulled over by law enforcement and may be issued a warning or citation. CVSA selected speeding as the focus area for this year’s Operation Safe Driver Week to address the alarming trend of increased speeding on our roadways during the pandemic.
CVSA created an online home for current emergency declarations, waivers, amendments, extensions, exemptions, executive orders, etc., the commercial motor vehicle enforcement community and the motor carrier industry may reference at any time.
CVSA has made the decision to cancel this year’s NAIC due to health and safety concerns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 CVSA Data Management, Quality and FMCSA Systems Training has been rescheduled for Jan. 27-29, 2021, in Savannah, Georgia, in conjunction with the COHMED Conference.