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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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Industry checks in with safety improvement

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — Figures for the 2009 Roadcheck Annual Safety Blitz were recently released and once again showed improvement, displaying the trucking’s high level of commitment to safety.

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Roadcheck 2013: Same Old, Same Old

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON, DC — Obvious trends are hard to come by in looking at the results of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Roadcheck 2013. Basically, little changed.

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CVSA’s safe driver campaign has mixed results

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON — The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) annual Operation Safe Driver education and enforcement blitz last year saw improvements in both drivers and vehicles regarding the number of out-of-service (OOS) violations and citations issued per roadside commercial vehicle safety inspection.

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Close, but No Cigar

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Compliance with Cargo Securement standards is improving, but the same old problems continue to plague the industry.

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2010 out-of-service criteria update released

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON — The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance released its annual updated American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria for 2010.

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The Machine Behind the Wheel

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

How safe are Canada’s trucks? And what do we do about the ones that aren’t?

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Close, but No Cigar

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Compliance with Cargo Securement standards is improving, but the same old problems continue to plague the industry.

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BRAKE ADJUSTMENT: SHOCKING DRIVER STUDY

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

A CVSA study shows a tiny percentage of drivers understand brake adjustment.

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BRAKE ADJUSTMENT: SHOCKING DRIVER STUDY

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

A CVSA study shows a tiny percentage of drivers understand brake adjustment.