GREENBELT, MD – Commercial vehicle safety enforcement officers in Canada and the U.S. made far less contacts with drivers along with conducting fewer inspections during a week-long blitz late last year compared to 2014, according to newly released figures, but the percentage of citations and warnings handed out increased in three key areas.
That’s according to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) and just released numbers it published regarding Operation Safe Driver, a seven-day enforcement and awareness campaign conducted on Oct. 18-24, 2015 aimed at truck and bus drivers along with four-wheelers.
Law enforcement officers pulled over 21,012 commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers and passenger vehicle drivers while 19,480 North American standard roadside inspections were conducted by CVSA-certified authorities on commercial drivers and vehicles.
GREENBELT, MD — A period of heightened truck safety enforcement and education is going on now through Oct 24.
The annual Operation Safe Driver is going on throughout North America as law enforcement is cracking down on both commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers and car drivers in this event organized by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) in conjunction with provincial, state, and local law enforcement, along with trucking industry partners.
During Operation Safe Driver Week, activities will be held across Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, with the goal of increasing commercial vehicle and non-commercial vehicle traffic enforcement, safety belt enforcement, driver roadside inspections and driver regulatory compliance.
WINDSOR, ON — The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) announced on Thursday a big cocaine bust involving a truck driver.
TORONTO – If you can’t find a parking place in Hogtown and think you can just park anywhere, it will soon cost you dearly and you may get your vehicle towed as a result.
ROCHESTER HILLS, MI — Wabco Holdings Inc. has joined the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), the international not-for-profit whose mission is to promote commercial vehicle safety and security by providing leadership on safety issues to law enforcement, industry, and policy makers.
AUGUSTA, ME — Citing the state of Maine is losing a “significant amount of money” from Canadian truckers who take but don’t pay tolls for using the Maine turnpike, lawmakers have overridden a veto of legislation by Gov. Paul LePage, allowing it to get tougher with scofflaws.
ATLANTA, GA — If Canada follows the American trend of seemingly non-stop election campaigns and politicians’ preoccupation of having more law and order, even through crime rates are dropping like the mercury in the Winter, truckers using their cellphones while driving could find themselves being pulled over in and around road construction zones.
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.
SACATON, AZ — If you ever travel through Arizona and get the feeling someone is watching you, it turns out it’s more than just a feeling and it’s not the usual way of keeping an eye out.
TORONTO- Newly-elected Toronto Mayor John Tory has six changes that he claims will ease up Big Smoke’s gridlock, according to reports.
FORT MCMURRAY, AB – A company that transports oilfield equipment in Western Canada has been fined over $85,000 for hauling an overweight load on Highway 63.
TORONTO – The OPP has started using new tools to reduce the number of people evading the 407 tolls.
VICTORIA — Proponents of the theory that increased law enforcement leads to better behaviour from motorists have a new study in B.C. to help support their claims.
VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA — On this corner of the planet, if you’re caught driving like a hoon, the cop’ll pull your licence and impound your wheels.
HALIFAX — The highway vehicle inspection system in Nova Scotia is in need of a fix, says the province’s inspector general, who found that it’s too easy for truckers to avoid inspection.