Prepare for CVSA’s Brake Safety Week 2016

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The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week will be during the week of September 11-17, 2016. Law enforcement officers across North America will conduct inspections on large trucks and buses. They will be looking for out-of-adjustment brakes, and brake-system and anti-lock braking system (ABS) violations. 2015 Brake Safety Week Results In 2015, out-of-service (OOS) violations […]

Protecting Your Storage Tank System from Flooding

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In the month of July, Minnesota experienced some serious rainfall. So much, in fact, that the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) issued a notice on how to prevent water from entering a storage tank system. Tips to Prevent Water from Entering Storage Tank System Ensure tank fill caps are in good condition. Water can easily leak […]

Charity Spotlight: The Truckers Missing Child Project

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The Truckers Missing Child Project was started on Facebook by truck driver Dugal Trimble in 2012. Today, the page has nearly 6,700 likes and the twitter account (@TruckinActivism) has around 4,200 followers. When asked why he began The Truckers Missing Child Project in an interview with Truck News, Trimble explained, “I thought there needed to be some […]

USDOT Numbers: What You Need to Know

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Along with the implementation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Unified Registration System (URS) has come a change to the way the FMCSA monitors trucking companies. In the past, trucking companies needed a variation of USDOT, MC, MX and FF numbers. With the new URS, trucking companies will only be required to have a USDOT […]

July 1 SOLAS Changes to Impact Trucking Industry

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After many years of advocating for a change to the Safety of Life at Sea treaty (SOLAS), the World Shipping Council’s efforts have paid off. On July 1, 2016, containerized cargo loaded onto a vessel must have a verified weight. History of SOLAS 1914: First version of Safety of Life at Sea, an international treaty […]

2016 International Roadcheck: How to Prepare

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The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 2016 International Roadcheck is less than a week away. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s 29th annual roadcheck will take place June 7-9, 2016. During this 72-hour period, approximately 10,000 CVSA-certified local, state, provincial and federal inspectors in jurisdictions across North America perform truck and bus inspections. Here is what […]

Charity Spotlight: Truckersfinalmile.org

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The charity, truckersfinalmile.org was founded by Robert Palm, a 30-year over-the-road veteran, to “reunite North American truck drivers and their family in times of crisis.” Current Programs The charity currently offers assistance to North American truck drivers through the following five programs: Death of a truck driver. Severe injury of a truck driver. Major medical event of a […]

Food Haulers to Again be Affected by May 31 Rule

The seventh and final rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) of 2005 is set to be published May 31st, 2016. Overview The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) filed its rule on the protection against intentional adulteration on December 20th, 2013. According to Michael Taylor, FDA’s deputy commissioner for foods and veterinary medicine, “The goal is […]

Commercial Vehicle Emissions – Phase 2

With Earth Day right around the corner, we thought this was a good time to update those in the transportation industry on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) latest initiative, Phase 2 Heavy-Duty National Program. Overview Phase 1 In 2011, the Administration finalized fuel economy standards for Model Year 2014 – 2018 heavy-duty vehicles. It was […]

CVSA Focusing on Tire Safety in 2016

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Since its inception in 1988, roadside inspections conducted during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck have numbered more than 1.4 million. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s 29th annual roadcheck will take place June 7-9, 2016. During this 72-hour period, approximately 10,000 CVSA-certified local, state, provincial and federal inspectors in jurisdictions across North America […]