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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.

May 29, 2014

Fleet Safety Conference to Feature Heavy-Duty Truck Sessions

This year's Fleet Safety Conference, July 22-23 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, Ill., will feature sessions aimed at heavy-duty truck fleets, such as what you don't know about truck inspections and an update on hours of service and electronic logs.

May 2, 2014

Roadcheck Truck Inspection Blitz Set for June 3-5

It is one of a series of activities that occur year round whereby CVSA-certified inspectors conduct compliance, enforcement and educational initiatives targeted at various elements of motor carrier, vehicle, driver and cargo safety and security.

February 24, 2014

Pre-inspection Program Begins at Peace Bridge for U.S. Bound Freight

The U.S. and Canada have officially launched the second phase of the truck cargo pre-inspection pilot program at the Peace Bridge crossing between Fort Erie, Ontario and Buffalo, N.Y. in what might eventually lead to land pre-clearance for trucks at many other border crossings.

November 8, 2013

California to Revamp Terminal Inspection Program

Trucking operations based in California or with terminals there are going to get a break from one the state’s regulations staring in a couple of years.

March 26, 2013

How Does CSA Affect Small Carriers?

Despite all of the folklore that has been built around it, at its core, CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability) is simply a program used by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to track and evaluate carriers based on compliance and crash history. Carriers that do not score well in the system are the ones FMCSA will spend time warning or investigating.

February 26, 2013

Report Claims Ontario, Canada, has Quotas for Truck Inspections

A story from north of the border claims what some in trucking have long thought was true: That truck inspectors in some parts have quotas.

November 1, 2008

Maintenance Report: Trailers

Attention to detail in spec'ing and maintaining trailers pays off in longer life and lower maintenance costs.

July 1, 2008

Brake Maintenance

Vehicle duty cycles, type of operation, drivers, inspection practices and weather all play a part in establishing good brake maintenance procedures.

February 1, 2007

A Little Help from your Oem

Programs to help fleets manage their maintenance on the road are available from truck OEMs.

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