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International Roadcheck inspection blitz this week

June 3, 2019 by John Smith

BETHESDA, Md. — Enforcement teams across North America will participate in the international Roadcheck inspection blitz from June 4-6, placing a special focus on truck steering and suspension systems.

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‘ELDs are here to stay’

November 14, 2018 by John Smith

BRAMPTON, Ont. – Electronic logging devices (ELDs) are now the law in the U.S., and Canada is approaching ever closer to a mandate of its own.
Major device suppliers are meeting in Toronto this week to explore a uniquely Canadian approach to certifying the equipment.

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Want to spot brake defects? ‘Bend at the waist’

September 7, 2018 by John Smith

Brakes are a focus of roadside enforcement officers every day of the year, but the focus will intensify later this month during Brake Safety Week. Scheduled for Sept. 16-22, the week coordinated by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) combines education initiatives and inspections alike, depending on the jurisdiction. It has traditionally allowed enforcement teams to shine a light on a variety of systems and issues.

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Sarasin named Canada’s champion inspector

August 22, 2018 by John Smith

KING CITY, Ont. – Samantha Sarasin, an Ontario Ministry of Transportation enforcement officer, is a national champion this week. She outperformed all other Canadians during the recent Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) North American Inspectors Championship, and just discovered that she came less than six points shy of North America’s grand champion title.

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Where’s the credit, CVSA?

July 19, 2018 Jim Park

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance just published the results of its unannounced Brake Safety Day enforcement initiative, which took place on April 25.

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Video: CVSA Inspections Episode 18: In-Cab Inspection

June 7, 2018 by elizabeth

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck is almost over! Even though today is the last day for the annual blitz, we’re sharing these videos to help you prepare for inspections down the road.

This 2017 video series with Today’s Trucking editor John G. Smith and Samantha Sarasin, Ontario Ministry of Transportation enforcement officer and provincial Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) instructor who explain every step in a CVSA inspection.

In this episode we look at the In-Cab Inspection.

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Video: CVSA Inspections Episode 17: Tractor Protection Valve

June 7, 2018 by elizabeth

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck is almost over! Even though today is the last day for the annual blitz, we’re sharing these videos to help you prepare for inspections down the road.

This 2017 video series with Today’s Trucking editor John G. Smith and Samantha Sarasin, Ontario Ministry of Transportation enforcement officer and provincial Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) instructor who explain every step in a CVSA inspection.

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Annual Roadcheck is aiming for education, not ‘gotcha’: MTO

June 7, 2018 by elizabeth

OAKVILLE, Ont. – The hiss of air from the supply line is unmistakable. Satinder Gill’s trailer has just come flying off the back of his tractor – or so he’s made it seem.

By disconnecting the supply lines, the driver for JLine Trucking is simulating a lost trailer as part of a roadside inspection being conducted by MTO Enforcement Supervisor Adriano Sanna.

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Video: CVSA Inspections Episode 16: Brake Adjustments

June 4, 2018 by elizabeth

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck scheduled for June 5-7 2018 starts tomorrow!

With that in mind we take a look back at this 2017 video series with Today’s Trucking editor John G. Smith and Samantha Sarasin, Ontario Ministry of Transportation enforcement officer and provincial Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) instructor who explain every step in a CVSA inspection.ion

In this episode we look at brake adjustments.

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Video: CVSA Inspections Episode 15: Under the Truck

June 4, 2018 by elizabeth

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck scheduled for June 5-7 2018, starts tomorrow!

With that in mind we take a look back at this 2017 video series with Today’s Trucking editor John G. Smith and Samantha Sarasin, Ontario Ministry of Transportation enforcement officer and provincial Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) instructor who explain every step in a CVSA inspection.ion

In this episode we look at all things under the truck.

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Video: CVSA Inspections Episode 14: Brake Components

May 31, 2018 by elizabeth

We’re less than a month away from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck sceduled for June 5-7 2018.

With that in mind we take a look back at this 2017 video series with Today’s Trucking editor John G. Smith and Samantha Sarasin, Ontario Ministry of Transportation enforcement officer and provincial Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) instructor who explain every step in a CVSA inspection.

In this episode we look at brake components.

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Video: CVSA Inspections Episode 13: Steering Components

May 31, 2018 by elizabeth

We’re less than a month away from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck sceduled for June 5-7 2018.

With that in mind we take a look back at this 2017 video series with Today’s Trucking editor John G. Smith and Samantha Sarasin, Ontario Ministry of Transportation enforcement officer and provincial Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) instructor who explain every step in a CVSA inspection.

In this episode we look at steering components.

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Video: CVSA Inspections Episode 12: Right Saddle Tank

May 25, 2018 by elizabeth

We’re less than a month away from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck scheduled for June 5-7 2018. With that in mind we take a look back at this 2017 video series with Today’s Trucking editor John G. Smith and Samantha Sarasin, […]

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Video: CVSA Inspections Episode 11: Trailer Rear

May 25, 2018 by elizabeth

We’re less than a month away from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck sceduled for June 5-7 2018.

With that in mind we take a look back at this 2017 video series with Today’s Trucking editor John G. Smith and Samantha Sarasin, Ontario Ministry of Transportation enforcement officer and provincial Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) instructor who explain every step in a CVSA inspection.

In this episode we look at the trailer rear.

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Video: CVSA Inspections Episode 10: Trailer Bogie

May 23, 2018 by elizabeth

We’re less than a month away from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck sceduled for June 5-7 2018.

With that in mind we take a look back at this 2017 video series with Today’s Trucking editor John G. Smith and Samantha Sarasin, Ontario Ministry of Transportation enforcement officer and provincial Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) instructor who explain every step in a CVSA inspection.

In this episode we look at Trailer Bogie.