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CVSA Executive Director Stephen Keppler Departing

August 27, 2015 by sehui

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).

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Game Over! Canada Beats U.S. in Truck Safety Blitz

July 23, 2015 by sehui

GREENBELT, MD – Just released figures from a previously unannounced one-day truck safety crackdown show inspectors in Canada found a fewer percentage of problems than in the U.S. According to results released Wednesday by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), which certifies truck inspectors, more than 6,300 trucks and buses were checked on May 6 in 32 Canadian provinces and U.S. states, along with Puerto Rico, as part of its Operation Airbrake. Overall, nine percent of the more than 6,000 vehicles inspected were placed out of service (OOS) for out of adjustment brakes, an improvement from last year’s rate of 9.5 percent. However, in Canada this rate was just four percent compared to 11.3 percent for the U.S.

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Take A Break, Get Ready for Brake Safety Week

July 21, 2015 by sehui

GREENBELT, MD – Mark your calendars and be sure the brakes on any trucks you drive or own are on are in proper working order, because one of the biggest safety enforcement efforts of the year is just around the corner.

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Time to Get Ready for the Big Trucking Inspection Blitz

June 3, 2015 by sehui

It’s that time of the year to make sure every truck along with driver paperwork is in order because those who don’t could be sidelined and forced to shell out hundreds if not thousands of dollars.The 28th annual, three-day International Roadcheck 2015 is set for June 2-4, when approximately 10,000, local, provincial, state and federal inspectors in jurisdictions across North America fan out for roadside inspections. The event is organized by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), in cooperation federal governments in Canada, U.S. and Mexico. Inspectors will primarily be conducting the North American Standard Level I Inspection, the most thorough roadside inspection, that’s a 37-step procedure that includes an examination of both the driver and vehicle.

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Avoid Fines, Penalties This Week: Secure Your Cargo

June 3, 2015 by sehui

Not having your cargo properly secured could lead to a world of problems, more so than usual, as truck inspectors across North American are gearing up to hit the highways throughout North America. June 2-4 is the annual, three-day truck inspection marathon known as International Road Check, when 10,000 truck inspectors will be out in full force, handing out fines and placing trucks and drivers out-of-service for safety violations.In addition to performing a high number of the tough Level I inspections, where they thoroughly scrutinize both the driver and their tractor-trailer, they will be putting a special emphasis on checking cargo securement.

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CVSA reports increase in brake violations

January 6, 2015 by Allan Janssen

GREENBELT, MD – Out-of-service rate during annual Brake Safety Week was 16.2% in 2014, compared with 13.5% for the 2013 event.

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Increase in Out-of-Service Brake Violations ‘Troubling’

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

GREENBELT, MD. – Brake related out-of-service violations have increased over last year, reports CVSA.

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AIR BRAKE ADJUSTMENT DRIVER SURVEY

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

A CVSA study in 2003 revealed that only a tiny proportion of drivers — less than 1% — fully understands air-brake principles and procedures.

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Safety at forefront of Manitoba seminar

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Trucking Association recently teamed up with the Motor Carrier Division of Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation to help promote safety for the province’s truckers.

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CARGO SECURITY

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ATA publishes Practical Cargo Securement: Guidelines for Drivers, Carriers and Shippers

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Drivers wise up for Roadcheck 2008

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The latest round of roadside inspection blitzes saw the lowest rate of out-of-service vehicles in two decades.

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BEAT THE HEAT: PREPARING FOR AN INSPECTION BLITZ

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Whether you’re motivated by threat of a fine or a desire to run safe, check your
brakes. From the July/August 2002 issue.

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Checked Your Brakes This Week? You’d better

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — Beginning this week, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, through its North American enforcement affiliates, will be cracking down on trucks with suspect brakes.

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Checked Your Brakes This Week? You’d better

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — Beginning this week, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, through its North American enforcement affiliates, will be cracking down on trucks with suspect brakes.

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Road blitz 2008 edition starts June 3

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — Thousands of law enforcement officers will be blanketing North America’s roadways for 72 continuous hours beginning June 3 to hammer home the importance of comprehensive safety inspections of trucks and buses and on enforcing safety belt use.