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While many acknowledge that the feds efforts to clean up the perception of the industry following some high-profile crashes has been effective, many are alarmed with the inconsistency that has come with increased inspections as well as how they are being used to create a score that  is viewable by the public.  

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Record 74K bus, truck inspections conducted

Emphasized a back-to-the-basics focus, with special attention paid toward braking systems and hours-of-service, the top ranking violation categories for vehicles and drivers, respectively.

FMCSA, CVSA wrap up ‘Roadcheck’ for 2012

Placed specific attention on enforcing compliance with Hours-of-Service regulations, educating drivers about preventing driver fatigue, and checking brake system operations and brake adjustment.

FMCSA shuts down 26 bus operations

The bus companies transported over 1,800 passengers a day along Interstate-95, from New York to Florida. The action is the largest single safety crackdown in the agency’s history.

CVSA’s ‘Brake Safety Week’ highlights proper maintenance

During the week of Sept. 11 to 17, CVSA-certified inspectors, brake suppliers and industry partners will conduct enforcement and education activities with drivers and mechanics at truck stops, weigh stations and other locations. According to Roadcheck 2011 data, more education and awareness is needed to reduce the number of highway crashes caused annually by poorly maintained braking systems.

Motorcoach out-of-service levels at all-time low

At lowest levels since the CVSA's commercial vehicle safety enforcement campaign, Roadcheck began in 1988. Inspections of passenger vehicles found a compliance rate of 91.3 percent in 2011 versus 91.0 percent in 2010. The motorcoach driver compliance rate was 97.4 percent; in 2010 it was 96.4 percent.

CVSA to kick off ‘Brake Safety Week’

Taking place Sept. 12 to 18 throughout North America, the event focuses on enhancing knowledge, regulatory compliance and performance of commercial vehicle braking systems. CVSA-certified inspectors, brake suppliers and industry partners will conduct enforcement and education activities with drivers and mechanics at truck stops, weigh stations and other locations.

CVSA taps new executive director

Stephen A. Keppler has 18 years of experience in the transportation industry. He has been employed with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance since 2000 in the position of Director of Policy and Programs and most recently as its Interim Executive Director.

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