GREENBELT, MD – The executive director of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), Stephen A. Keppler, is stepping down from his position on Sept. 4.
According to a letter obtained by Today’s Trucking, written by CVSA President and Idaho State Police Major Bill Reese, Keppler has accepted a position with the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA).
Keppler has been with CVSA for 15 years, including being executive director since 2009.
CVSA’s Collin Mooney will serve as acting executive director until the executive director position is filled.
“Although the CVSA staff, membership and leadership are sad to see him go, we all wish Steve the best in his next endeavor,” Reese said in his letter. “I think I can safely speak on behalf of everyone who has worked with him over the years that Steve has been a consummate advocate for commercial vehicle safety and is truly committed to making our roads a safer place to travel. CVSA is a better and stronger Alliance due to Steve’s time at the helm of the organization.”
In the letter, Keppler said he was extremely proud and humbled to have had the opportunity to lead the organization.
“It will always have a special place in my heart. I also am very excited about the future of CVSA given the quality and talent of the membership and the staff, as well as the current state of affairs in CMV safety. There is still much to be done, but CVSA is well positioned to continue to offer solutions that will save lives,” he said.
Collin Mooney, CVSA’s acting executive director, has 26 years of experience in the transportation safety industry, all of which have been dedicated to truck and bus safety and security, according to the letter.
He has been employed with CVSA since 2003, most recently serving as CVSA’s deputy executive director since 2010. Prior to joining CVSA, his public safety career began in Canada with the Saskatchewan Highway Transport Patrol working in various locations within the province. He also spent several years with the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Branch of Alberta Transportation, now the Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, based in Calgary.
CVSA is a not-for-profit organization comprised of local, state, provincial, territorial and federal motor carrier safety officials and industry representatives from the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Among the group’s many functions are setting are setting safety criteria that is used throughout North America when it comes to enforcing trucking rules and regulations.