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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.

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Brake blitz nabs more OOS truck than last year

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON — A slightly higher rate of out-of-service brake problems on North American highways was reported by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and its on-road enforcement partners in the U.S. and Canada.

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Brake blitz nabs more OOS truck than last year

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON — A slightly higher rate of out-of-service brake problems on North American highways was reported by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and its on-road enforcement partners in the U.S. and Canada.

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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.