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Speeding Nets Drivers Nearly 1,500 Tickets During Week-Long Crackdown

By |September 24th, 2019|

The most-ticketed traffic offense committed by truck drivers during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual Operation Safe Driver Week in July was speeding.

CVSA selected speeding as the emphasis of the blitz for officers, which resulted in 1,454 tickets and 2,126 warnings issued to truck drivers for speeding, compared to 16,102 citations and 21,001 warnings to […]

More Than 12,000 Trucks Placed Out of Service During Roadcheck

By |September 17th, 2019|

More than 12,000 trucks were placed out of service during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s 72-hour International Roadcheck inspection blitz in June.

CVSA says 12,019 trucks and 2,784 drivers were placed out of service, accounting for a 17.9% vehicle OOS rate and a 4.2% driver OOS rate during the blitz. In total, inspectors across the U.S. […]

The Latest Facts and Stats about Drunk Driving

By |August 10th, 2019|

There’s no question that driving under the influence of alcohol can be deadly. However, across the United States, thousands of individuals still get behind the wheel after consuming alcoholic beverages. According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), this deadly epidemic leads to the deaths of over 10,000 people every year.
Sobering Drunk Driving […]

National Impaired Driving Prevention Month 2018

By |December 4th, 2018|

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – the holiday season is officially upon us. Across the globe, people are gearing up for a busy month of shopping, baking, wrapping presents, and of course, spending time with friends and loved ones at festive gatherings.

Whatever your plans are this time of year, it’s important to […]

Cleveland Channel 19 News Features DriveTeam’s Winter Skills Clinic

By |November 29th, 2018|

Winter Driving: DriveTeam’s Winter Skills Clinic
Channel Channel 19 News (WOIO) recently featured DriveTeam’s Winter Skills Clinic providing some quick winter driving tips for their viewers

“Driving’s a diminishing skill,” Salyer said. He added, “if we’re not operating the vehicle properly or if we think we can operate it just the same on these types of conditions, […]

Almost 5,000 Commercial Motor Vehicles Found with Critical Brake Violations during Brake Safety Week

By |November 14th, 2018|

Back in September during Brake Safety Week, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) conducted roadside inspections on commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) as a mean to identify and remove CMVs with critical brake violations from the roadways. Because properly functioning brake systems are crucial to safe CMV operation, the goal of Brake Safety Week is to […]

FMCSA officially delays implementation of Medical Examiner’s Certification Integration rule

By |July 19th, 2018|

Implementation date delayed until June 22, 2021

The implementation date for the Medical Examiner’s Certification Integration final rule has been officially delayed for three years, according to a recent interim final rule issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

The compliance date, originally slated for June 22, 2018, has been rescheduled until June 22, 2021. […]

Be Prepared for Operation Safe Driver Week

By |July 12th, 2018|

Traffic enforcement personnel will be watching the roads closely next week for unsafe driving behaviors by both commercial drivers and individual drivers during Operation Safe Driver Week July 15-21, 2018.

This initiative of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) was created to help to reduce the number of crashes, and ultimately, deaths and injuries due to […]

Inspectors Keying in on Cargo Securement During Nationwide Inspection Spree

By |March 20th, 2017|

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance confirmed Monday its annual International Roadcheck inspection blitz will be held June 6-8.

Inspectors this year will be placing an emphasis on cargo securement. While this is a normal part of CVSA’s Level I inspections, the organization says its inspectors will be highlighting cargo securement as a reminder to fleets and […]

Current 34-Hour Restart Regs to Stay Put Following Issuance of Long-Awaited FMCSA Report

By |March 8th, 2017|

Following more than two years of lingering uncertainty, the rules governing truckers’ use of a 34-hour restart are settled, following the issuance of a long-awaited report from the Department of Transportation. The study has not yet been made public, but a letter issued by the Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General confirms the report’s conclusions.

The […]