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Truck and Bus Brake Safety Week September 8-14

Of course, every week should be brake safety week, but this coming week is the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA)’s official Brake Safety Week. As a truck accident lawyer, I see some of the worst examples of trucks with bad brakes. I have required in some of my settlements that the truck company provide specific …

Trucking Industry Gears Up for Roadcheck 2013

Every industry has at least one red-circle date on the yearly calendar. In the commercial trucking world, the weekend that plays host to Roadcheck safety inspections has achieved that status. Since 1988, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, in partnership with other high-profile trucking industry organizations, uses one weekend in early June to set up random …

Roadcheck 2011: Hours of Service Caused Half of Out of Service Orders

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has published the results from Roadcheck 2011. The findings: 19.9% of the large trucks were out-of-service (illegal to be on the road) for serious safety violations like malfunctioning brakes. More than half (52.5%) of the drivers placed out-of-service were faulted for Hours of Service Violations during the 72-hour enforcement …

CVSA to Congress: Don’t Cut Truck Safety Funding

As a longtime truck accident attorney, I agree with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s recent call on Congress NOT to cut commercial motor vehicle safety program funding. Money may be tight, but a rise in fatal truck wrecks would be too high a price to pay for a balanced budget. “We are finally heading in …

New CVSA Out-of-Service Criteria for 2011

Roadside enforcement personnel have a new set of criteria to help them decide if a commercial vehicle and/or its driver are road-safe, thanks to updated guidelines from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA). The 2011 North American Standard Out-of-Service (OOS) Criteria features 10 changes worth noting. Interestingly, what’s changed most is the standards for taking …

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