The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance recognized three enforcement leaders who will make up the first-ever CVSA International Safety Team.

The CVSA International Safety Team includes Transportation Inspector Donald Woodal, Maryland State Police; Sergeant Wayne Sanderlin, Colorado State Patrol; and Senior Trooper Rick Oaks, Utah Highway Patrol. Oaks was named Team Leader for his outstanding commitment to promoting safety.

"These three individuals each were selected because of their unwavering commitment to actively promoting commercial vehicle and highway safety to the motor carrier industry and the general public through their education and public awareness efforts," said Steve Keppler, CVSA's executive director. "They will serve as CVSA's ambassadors helping to promote commercial vehicle safety across the continent and furthering our educational and enforcement outreach messages."

CVSA created the new International Safety Team award to recognize the efforts of government and law enforcement personnel who go above and beyond the call of duty of their normal responsibilities and have a significant impact on commercial motor vehicle safety, highway safety, and an overall reduction in crashes and deaths.

"As a roadside inspector I believe education is one of the best ways to obtain compliance, therefore I spend a few extra minutes making sure that the drivers and the company understands why they are in violation and how to prevent similar situations from occurring in the future," said Oaks.