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Stop and Think: Strategies to avoid brake violations

September 7, 2018 by John Smith

Despite steady enforcement initiatives such as Brake Safety Day, a part of the CVSA’s Operation Airbrake Program, brake-related defects continue to be a leading cause of out-of-service violations. But fleet maintenance departments have a direct impact on a fleet’s violation rate, since routine maintenance can prevent many of the defects found at roadside.

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Roadcheck blitz to highlight hours of service

March 20, 2018 by John Smith

GREENBELT, Md. – The annual Roadcheck inspection blitz coordinated by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is set to run from June 5 to 7 this year, placing a special focus on hours of service. And Today’s Trucking has some free resources to help you prepare.

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3,000 driver violations flagged in CVSA blitz

August 22, 2017 by elizabeth

GREENBELT, MD – Nearly 3,000 drivers and 12,000 trucks were placed out-of-service by local law enforcement in Canada and the United States during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) annual road check blitz.
June 6-8, 2017 marked the 30th anniversary of the annual enforcement event, called International Roadcheck. More than 62,000 large trucks and buses were given Level I, II, and III inspections over three days.

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Brake safety blitz results revealed

July 17, 2017 by John Smith

GREENBELT, MD – About 12% of the 9,500 vehicles inspected during a surprise Brake Safety Day on May 3 were placed out of service because of brake defects, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance says.

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Electronic inspections introduce opportunity: CTA

May 29, 2017 by John Smith

TORONTO, ON – The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has unveiled the criteria to develop a new Level 8 electronic inspection criteria – and the Canadian Trucking Alliance says this could open the door to tracking all inspections, whether equipment passes or fails.

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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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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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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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How To Stay OOS-Free This Week

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

GREENBELT, MD – Road Check, the North-America-wide annual safety blitz, runs next week from Tuesday, June 4 to Thursday, June 6. So get ready for 72 hours of rigorous and thorough roadside inspections.

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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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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.