Clarification for Electronic Documents Presented in Roadside Inspections

Recent guidance released by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) clarifies the electronic documents that can be presented during roadside inspections. In many cases, electronic documents required by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) are acceptable during roadside inspections and compliance reviews. However, there are some exceptions to this rule, and various documents must be…

CVSA Reveals 2021 Operation Safe Driver Week Results

Operation Safe Driver Week—an annual campaign conducted by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA)— took place from July 11-17, 2021. This year’s focus was on speeding. During the week-long initiative, law enforcement officers across North America stopped 46,058 passenger vehicles and commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers engaging in dangerous driving behaviors. The Purpose of Operation…

2021 Operation Safe Driver Week

Operation Safe Driver Week—an annual campaign conducted by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA)—takes place from July 11-17. This year’s focus will be on speeding. The Purpose of Operation Safe Driver Week Operation Safe Driver Week is an annual, seven-day initiative created by the CVSA to help detect and prevent unsafe behaviors on the road…

CVSA Announces 2021 International Roadcheck Focus

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced that this year’s International Roadcheck has been scheduled for May 4-6, 2021. The International Roadcheck is an annual, three-day enforcement initiative that emphasizes the importance of commercial motor vehicle and driver safety through a blitz of high-visibility roadside inspections across North America. During the event, an influx of…

Truckers: What Can You Do To Prevent Distracted Driving?

Distracted driving is any activity (including fatigue and illness) that diverts your attention away from driving. Truck drivers must devote their full attention to driving. Any non-driving activity is a potential distraction and increases your risk of crashing. Check out the types of distractions along with defense techniques. RECOGNIZE THE HAZARDS MENTAL (COGNITIVE) DISTRACTIONS. Mental…

Surviving a DOT Audit

The DOT regularly audits motor carriers to evaluate their safety management controls. Motor carriers are subject to complex and time consuming safety audits from the moment they register for a USDOT number. To better understand and navigate DOT safety audits, check out this helpful Surviving a DOT Audit Guide.

What To Do If A Load Is Rejected

A load can be rightfully rejected for several reasons, such as the goods were not delivered at the agreed-upon time or shifted in transit and were damaged. When a load is wrongfully rejected by the consignee, such as rejecting the load due to alleged temperature abuse, missing seals, etc., this can create an uncomfortable and…

10 Most Common FMCSA Vehicle Violations in 2020

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) roadside inspections are examinations of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) and/or drivers by Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) inspectors. MCSAP inspectors conduct roadside inspections on CMVs and drivers to check that they are in compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and/or Hazardous Materials Regulations. If an inspection…