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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.

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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.

CVSA report shows record low out-of-service rates

Data from 2010 show the overall vehicle compliance rate at 80.0 percent (80.4 percent in 2009), with an overall driver compliance rate of 95.6 percent (unchanged from last year). More than 9,856 CVSA -certified inspectors at 2,482 locations across North America performed 65,327 truck and bus inspections.

FMCSA, CVSA, others to conduct 'Roadcheck' in June

Last year, 9,683 CVSA and FMCSA certified inspectors at 2,145 locations across North America performed a record 72,255 truck and bus inspections. Of that total, there were 56,486 NAS Level I inspections.

CVSA releases 2010 out-of-service criteria

Goes into effect April 1. Used by enforcement personnel in identifying Critical Vehicle Inspection Item violations following a roadside inspection that can prohibit a motor carrier or operator from driving or operating a commercial motor vehicle for a specified period of time or until the defective condition is corrected.

Senate confirms Ferro to head FMCSA

Anne Ferro is currently president of the Maryland Motor Truck Association and serves on several regional advisory committees relating to freight planning, highway safety and transportation funding.

CVSA, FMCSA launch driver safety campaign

Operation Safe Driver is a national awareness and enforcement campaign that targets improving both commercial and non-commercial driver behavior and performance through effective enforcement, education and awareness strategies.

CVSA conducting ‘Brake Safety Week’

Throughout the week, inspectors and industry partners will be conducting a variety of enforcement and educational activities emphasizing the importance of proper commercial vehicle brake inspection, maintenance and operation.

METRO Briefs

San Diego transit to freeze wages. Tenn. conducting vehicle safety checks. Montana tribe gets first transit system.

CVSA chooses safety focus priorities

Eight areas outlined included an increased focus on requiring new entrants to receive training and pass minimum standards, and state-mandated annual bus inspection programs.

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