Tag Archives: Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Indiana State Police Pioneer ‘Hot’ Truck Safety Program

Summertime, and the trucking’s steamy. In Indiana, state troopers have partnered with the State Department of Health to stop reefer trucks transporting foods at dangerously high temperatures. The program came about when troopers citing truckers for road violations started noticing … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Tax Credits May Boost Trucking Safety Technology

Better trucking safety technology through tax credits. That’s the thinking behind Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)’s newly introduced trucking legislation, which rewards fleets with five-year tax credits for 50% of the costs of safety systems. The technologies cover collision warning/mitigation, brake-stroke … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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