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The Importance of Side Underride Protection

Rear underride protection for trailers was initially put in place by the Interstate Commerce Commission in the 1960s. Over the years, the regulations have been modified to increase the size and strength of these devices. The 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act...

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2024 Operation Safe Driver Week

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will be holding its annual Operation Safe Driver Week enforcement initiative from July 7th through the 13th, 2024. Law enforcement personnel throughout North America will be on the lookout for unsafe driving behaviors,...

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The Rise of Electronic Systems in Vehicle Inspections

Electronic systems have become prevalent in both personal and commercial vehicles. We are familiar with electronic tolling and the Pre-Pass system for weigh station bypassing. Now, states are beginning to use electronic technology for truck inspection, enhancing...

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Under 21 Driver Pilot Program

The Safe Driver Apprenticeship Program (SDAP) launched in 2022 with the expectation that up to 1,000 motor carriers and 3,000 drivers would participate. To date only 29 carriers are registered with 36 drivers enrolled. American Trucking Associations President and CEO...

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Hazmat Frequently Asked Questions

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has published some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding the training requirements in the Hazmat regulations. According to PHMSA, these “FAQs are not substantive rules themselves and do not create...

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2024 International Roadcheck

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck is scheduled for May 14-16. This commercial motor vehicle inspection and regulatory compliance enforcement initiative will take place in Canada, Mexico, and the United States at weigh/inspection...

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