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Today is the second day of Roadcheck 2018. With 48 more hours to go there should be a lot of activity with the CVSA inspecting trucks a buses across the nation. Please make sure you have approved your logs in the 8-day tab and your trailer and shipping documents are correct in your load tab. 


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05

A quick reminder that RoadCheck 2018 starts on today June 5 and runs 72 hours thru June 7. ELD Hours of Service will be the main emphasis for all inspections but each inspection will be a Level 1 inspection which is the most thorough inspection for both driver and vehicle. Please make sure you have your visor card (DOT quick reference card) and at least 10 days of blank logs.


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Law enforcement agencies throughout North America will engage in heightened traffic safety enforcement and educational outreach as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week, Oct. 15-21, 2017. Throughout the week, enforcement personnel will identify and issue warnings and/or citations to commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers and passenger-vehicle drivers exhibiting unsafe driving behaviors on our roadways.


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05

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will hold its annual Brake Safety Day on Thursday, September 7, 2017.  Law enforcement agencies will conduct inspections on large trucks to identify out-of-adjustment brakes, brake-system and antilock braking system (ABS) violations as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Airbrake Program.


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On Monday August 21, 2017 a Total Solar Eclipse will be visible in the continental United States. The moon will completely cover the sun for anywhere up to 3 minutes in a band across the country. This band is roughly 65 miles wide, and extends from Oregon to South Carolina. We want our drivers to watch their speed and distance as normal, but be prepared for additional interstate congestion.


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CVSA’s Roadcheck 2017 is to be held June 6-8, 2017 with special emphasis on cargo securement. It is estimated that during this time, an average of 17 trucks or buses will be inspected every minute during the 72-hour event. During the 2016 event, 42,236 Level 1 inspections were conducted. 

A Level 1 inspection is a 37-step procedure that involves an examination of both the driver and vehicle. Of those Level 1 inspections conducted, 21.5% of vehicles and 3.4% of drivers were placed out of service due to critical item violations. Please make sure you and your vehicle are ready!


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CVSA’s Roadcheck 2017 is to be held June 6-8, 2017 with special emphasis on cargo securement. During the 2016 event, 42,236 Level 1 inspections were conducted. A Level 1 inspection is a 37-step procedure that involves an examination of both the driver and vehicle. Of those Level 1 inspections conducted, 21.5% of vehicles and 3.4% of drivers were placed out of service due to critical item violations. Please make sure you and your vehicle are ready!


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06
CVSA’s Roadcheck 2017 is to be held June 6-8, 2017 with special emphasis on cargo securement. Over this 72-hour period, CVSA-certified commercial motor vehicle inspectors throughout North America will conduct inspections of commercial motor vehicles and their drivers. 


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CVSA’s Roadcheck 2017 is to be held June 6-8, 2017 with special emphasis on cargo securement. Inspectors will primarily be conducting the North American Standard Level 1 Inspection, which is the most thorough roadside inspection! It is a 37-step procedure that includes an examination of both driver and vehicle. 

Drivers will be required to provide items such as their driver’s license, hours-of-service documentation, motor carrier registration and shipping documentation. Inspectors will be checking drivers for seat belt usage and the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. 


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Winter weather creates the perfect conditions for slips and falls.
In the trucking industry, winter ice and snow slip and fall injuries account for 1/3 of all workers' comp claims.

So, to help avoid injury when walking on ice and snow, here are some simple tips:


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CVSA's Operation Safe Driver Week coming up Oct. 16-22

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Operation Safe Driver Week will begin this Sunday on Oct. 16 and run through Saturday, Oct. 22.

The program is designed to combat unsafe driving behaviors by both commercial motor vehicle and passenger vehicle drivers.


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Driving Habits Add Up - One Safe Mile at A Time!

Our driving habits are influenced by the way we think when we are behind the wheel. Up to ninety-five percent of motor vehicle accidents are caused by driver error. To be an accident-free driver you must always be aware of what is happening around you. Drive defensively by thinking and planning ahead. That way you will see trouble before you are involved in it. Here are some Safe driving tips:


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Annual Brake inspection blitz set for September 11 – 17

Inspectors will be paying special attention to brake safety during the CVSA Brake Safety Week. Inspectors will be looking for "out of adjustment" brakes, brake system and "anti-lock" braking system violations.

Please make sure you are conducting a thorough Pre-Trip inspection while looking for out of adjustment brakes, loose or missing brake parts, air leaks, worn linings, and defective drums.


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Projections are that over 41 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this holiday weekend. That's a 2% increase from last year. Fuel prices have risen, but are still low compared to previous years. Due to the lower fuel prices the majority of travelers are hitting the road, with more 35 million driving. That is a lot of extra traffic on the roads starting the week of July 4th.


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Slips, trips and falls are frequent causes of injury for drivers. Over half of all slips and falls occur on or near the tractor or while drivers enter and exit their tractors and trailers. In addition, slips and falls occur while hooking up the trailer or securing the load.

Slips, trips and falls are also common on loading docks, where drivers in multi-stop and pick-up and delivery work are at the greatest risk. No matter where they occur, slips, trips and falls can be very painful and costly. Resulting injuries may include cuts, bruises, muscle sprains and strains, broken bones and back injuries, and may even result in death.


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