Preparing for Operation Safe Driver Week

Operation Safe Driver Week—an annual campaign conducted by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA)—will take place from July 12-18. 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…

ATRI Board Approves Top Research Priorities for 2020

The American Transportation Research Institute Board of Directors has approved the 2020 Top Research Priorities as identified by ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee. The committee selected research topics that examine workforce, infrastructure, legal, and operational issues, which align with multiple top concerns identified in ATRI’s annual Top Industry Issues Survey. The 2020 ATRI top research priorities…

CVSA Postpones 2020 International Roadcheck

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to affect daily life, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has announced the postponement of its International Roadcheck. 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. It…

DOT Issues CBD Warning for Safety-Sensitive Employees

On Feb. 18, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a formal warning regarding the use of cannabidiol (CBD) products. The DOT’s announcement pertains to department-regulated safety-sensitive employees and the use of CBD products. The warning aimed to clarify three different points regarding current regulations and these employees: The DOT requires testing for marijuana, but…