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May 22, 2015

Commentary: We Can Do Better on Brakes

We've long been aware of the inadequacies of air disc brake training, particularly in the United States.

May 18, 2015

Commentary: The Powder Keg of Brake Slack Adjustment

There’s an epidemic of ignorance out there regarding brake slack adjustment It just won’t go away, might even be getting worse.

May 11, 2015

How to Prepare for the CVSA Inspection Blitz

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's annual roadside inspection blitz is on the calendar for June 2-4. Here are some best practices to make sure your drivers' truck inspections go as smoothly as possible.

April 15, 2015

CVSA Sets Annual Roadcheck for Early June

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced that its 28th annual International Roadcheck will take place from June 2 to 4.

February 26, 2015

What's the Best Thing Ever to Happen to Cargo Securement?

Of all the rules truckers must abide by, the cargo securement rules are likely the most often misinterpreted. In many cases, citations result not from willful neglect or negligence, but from simple ignorance or misunderstanding. And it's not always only the driver who's to blame.

February 24, 2015

Commentary: It's All About the Brakes

Everybody talks about the importance of properly operating brakes, but, unfortunately, the talk doesn't always translate into action.

February 6, 2015

Truck Drivers Ticketed 10 Times Less for Speeding

Law enforcement officers ticketed non commercial drivers ten times more often than truckers during Operation Safe Driver mobilization week from Oct. 19-25.

January 13, 2015

FMCSA Will Help Train Police on Truck Traffic Enforcement

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will soon launch a national program to train police officers in traffic enforcement for large trucks. The agency worked with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance on a curriculum covering the basics of truck safety enforcement.

January 5, 2015

Brake Defects Up in CVSA's September Inspection Blitz

Bad components and adjustment caused inspectors to place a higher percentage of trucks out of service during 2014's Brake Safety Week than during the '13 event, says the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.

December 18, 2014

CVSA Seeks Nominations For Driver Excellence Award

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is asking for nominations for the International Driver Excellence Award.

December 10, 2014

Reaction to Restart Suspension Includes Enforcement Concerns

As Congress moves toward suspension of the 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule, some trucking groups applaud the move while police worry about how they will enforce the change.

November 24, 2014

CVSA Joins Push to Hide CSA Data from Public

The truck safety enforcement community has joined the industry effort to get the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to hide CSA safety data from public view. In a November 14 letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance said that Safety Measurement System scores should be available to police but not to the public.

October 10, 2014

Operation Safe Driver Week Increases Traffic Safety

Law enforcement agencies will be stepping up traffic safety enforcement and education aimed at unsafe driving behaviors for Operation Safe Driver Week, a week-long event sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

September 5, 2014

Would Your Brakes Pass Inspection?

From September 7-13 – Brake Safety Week – more than 30,000 brake inspections are expected to be conducted. Roadside inspectors will be inspecting brake-system components to identify loose and missing parts; air and hydraulic fluid leaks; worn linings, pads, drums and rotors; and other faulty brake-system components.

August 14, 2014

Roadcheck Results Differ Little From Last Year

The percentage of trucks put out of service during the three-day, continent-wide truck inspection blitz known as Roadcheck fell only slightly this year from 2013, while the driver figure edged higher.

August 11, 2014

Brake Safety Week Set for September

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has designated September 7 through September 13 as Brake Safety Week, an annual outreach and enforcement campaign designed to improve commercial vehicle brake safety throughout North America.

July 1, 2014

Reaction to ELD Proposal Goes Full Circle

UPDATED -- Comments on the proposed Electronic Logging Device mandate cover the full spectrum of reactions, from outrage and disdain at Big Brother government to applause for a sensible and long-overdue safety rule.

June 17, 2014

HOS Restart Fight Pending in Senate

The effort to suspend the hours of service restart provision will come to a head on the Senate floor this week, possibly this afternoon.

June 2, 2014

Bendix Offers Brake Inspection Tips Ahead of Roadcheck 2014

Brake violations are historically among the top reasons trucks are taken out of service during the Roadcheck inspection blitz. Bendix has a few ideas on how to keep your trucks out of the compound during this year's 72-hour blitz.

May 21, 2014

ATA asks FMCSA to Eliminate Tire Underinflation Violation

There is no official definition of underinflated against which to write citations, so the cops have historically been sort of making it up as they go along -- more than 30,000 tickets written on a regulation that has been proven impossible to determine.

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