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CVSA’s International Roadcheck Is Scheduled for May 14-16

Roadcheck will prioritize two focus areas: tractor protection systems and alcohol and controlled substance possession, which will include checking the Clearinghouse to make sure the driver is Not Prohibited. There is an average of 15 vehicle inspections per minute.   2023 CVSA conducted nearly 60,000 inspections. 5.5 % resulted in driver out-of-service. CVSA’s International Roadcheck, slated…

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The Importance of the Driver’s DVIR (Daily Vehicle Inspection Report)

The safety of a driver and their vehicle is of utmost importance within the trucking industry, which is why the DVIR, or Daily Vehicle Inspection Report, currently exists. Back in the 1930s, it was created with just a few questions in mind, but today, the report is far more comprehensive, prompting the driver to inspect…

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Can You Guess the #1 Violation of Operation Safe Driver Week?

Can You Guess the #1 Violation of Operation Safe Driver Week?

Operation Safe Driver Week is an annual event organized by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) that promotes commercial vehicle safety. This initiative identifies and addresses unsafe driving behaviors via educational and traffic enforcement strategies and engagement with law enforcement. The latter includes an increase in the number of officers and inspectors who monitor both…

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Four Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About the DOT’S FMCSA

The U.S. Department of Transportation oversees several operating administrations, one of these being the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, or the FMCSA, for short. The primary objective of the FMCSA is to ensure the safety of commercial motor vehicles and their drivers. This is achieved through the establishment of various regulations, such as requirements on…

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Understanding CSA Scores and FMCSA Proposed Changes

Do you really know what makes up the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) scoring methodology? If you said no, you’re in good company with some of the trucking industry’s most experienced fleet managers who find the whole business of CSA scoring data baffling. But not knowing how it works can significantly impact your company’s CSA score.…

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It Starts With A Plan

It Starts With A Plan

The first order of any business with a DOT number, should be improvement. Particularly in understanding what deficiencies, processes, or controls are missing from day-to-day operations. This requires a plan. Especially since regulatory enforcement activities are on the rise this year. We talk to people every day who are operating by the seat of their…

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How Top Fleets Manage High-Risk Drivers

How Top Fleets Manage High-Risk Drivers

Behind every fleet that has a proven record in safety, lie sound and effective policies that are rich with carefully planned strategies and processes. But the details of a robust safety policy aren’t developed overnight. Much of what makes an effective safety policy so great is the amount of consideration and planning that goes into…

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