“Rear impact guard certification labels frequently wear, fade or are removed during repair,” said a CVSA petition request letter sent last month to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The purpose of the labels is to confirm that the impact guards meet federal production standards but does not ensure that the guards are properly maintained over time, according to CVSA. Toggle navigation CVSA – Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. h�b```�{�b�� ��ea�8� $A@a�*�3l�.4�&0/8�������� // SAFETY BULLETIN ©2020 Penske Truck Leasing September 2020 PDF pensketruckleasing.com It’s back on!

During the event, CVSA inspectors will inspect Commercial Motor Vehicles … Troopers presented a Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) sticker to 10 vehicles and trailers throughout the day, indicating the vehicle had no critical safety violations. About CVSA; Contacts; toggle search; Member Login; Inspections. Underride guards are intended to help prevent vehicles from sliding underneath a semi-trailer during a rear-end crash. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is the official body responsible for the development and distribution of the North American Standard Part A (Driver); Part B (Vehicle); Passenger Carrier Vehicle… %%EOF Although a rear guard violation does not put a truck out of service, it does prohibit the inspector from issuing a CVSA decal for a truck, Wirachowsky said. The certification sticker is not subject to an out-of-service violation because it is not going to cause a crash, she said. The August one-day inspection data showed that 72% of trucks did not have the certification stickers attached to their rear guards, said Kerri Wirachowsky, director of CVSA’s roadside inspections program. Last month, the Senate bill, along with a companion House bill, were reintroduced. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck—postponed back in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic—is now set for Sept. 9-11. Checking the guard for the certification sticker and for its condition and proper placement on the back of the truck is part of a Level I inspection. 1080 0 obj <> endobj 1108 0 obj <>/Filter/FlateDecode/ID[<5FB03560F625D54280A94EF19BF4F051><6379981125D636498E33F77ED47AE40E>]/Index[1080 50]/Info 1079 0 R/Length 129/Prev 511832/Root 1081 0 R/Size 1130/Type/XRef/W[1 3 1]>>stream “But that’s a little different than the intention of an out-of-service violation.”. 950 N Glebe Road Suite 210, Arlington, VA 22203, A Stoughton Trailers rear impact guard. COVID-19 Links; All Inspection Levels; Level VI Inspection “We did conclude based on the data collected in August that inspectors aren’t inspecting rear guards the way they should,” Wirachowsky said. The enhanced enforcement was in response to a congressional request for commercial motor vehicle inspectors to spend a day collecting data on the condition and maintenance of rear trailer and truck underride guards.

“Well, now it’s 2019 and they have basically concluded that’s not happening.

“A bad rear impact guard may increase the severity of a crash if a vehicle goes underneath a trailer,” Wirachowsky said. “But a truck could still have a damaged, warped, bent or broken rear guard even if it has a certification label attached,” she said. endstream endobj 1081 0 obj <. CVSA focuses on improving driver and vehicle safety by providing guidance to organizations that enforce commercial motor vehicle … © 2020 Transport Topics All rights reserved. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is a non-profit association of local, state, provincial, territorial and federal commercial motor vehicle safety officials and industry representatives.

endstream endobj startxref “When we put a focus on it, there were way more violations out there than what inspectors were documenting.”. 1129 0 obj <>stream 0 But the certification label issue was not the only lesson learned from the day of rear underride-guard special-enforcement emphasis last summer, she said. �U �\,s�O�s���93�L��"�ߞ3�=��o��p��z�͛⇒����7�oI�e��;w�Np���������5[b$o����,��Ή���4��抎�&0� &�;��:�bG�wt�T5@���`��p��*�{���@Z h�bbd```b``~ "��H�= RW�˖�H��`�0��V�f?���*+�lq �x��6�T��1 �!D����@*甃�$�H�B0;$��̮���02����HW�?ÿgo �B� (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics), CVSA Safety Enforcement Operation Catches More Than 66,000 Drivers, 13.5% of Vehicles Inspected During Brake Safety Week Placed Out of Service, CVSA Issues Bulletin to Mitigate False Inspection Violations From ELD Data Transfers, Southwest Warns Workers of First Layoffs in Company History, Infrastructure Unclear as Vote Counting Continues, New Orleans Attorney Indicted in Accident Scam| Transport Topics, YRC Posts Narrowed Q3 Loss, Will Change Corporate Name to Yellow, Volvo Plans to Sell First Heavy-Duty Electric Trucks in December. “Since carriers are unable to acquire new certification labels from the original equipment manufacturer, there are no reasonable options to meet the certification requirement.”. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who in late 2017 introduced a bill calling for a regulation that would require trucks weighing more than 10,000 pounds ensure that rear guards meet a specified performance standard. The petition request came as the result of a special one-day enforcement effort by CVSA inspectors last summer to take a closer look at the condition of rear impact underride guards, a requirement of both Level I and Level V inspections. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has petitioned federal regulators to eliminate a requirement that manufacturer certification stickers be on truck and trailer rear underride guards. {_��b`Л 5``?�Q�` ���� People are not building them on the back 40.”. “When the certification sticker rule first came out in 1998, there was concern that Billy Bob would build a rear impact guard in his back yard and put it on the back of a trailer,” Wirachowsky said. As a result, CVSA put together a training review module for the inspection of rear impact guards. The request was made by Sens.

Troopers discovered 95 violations of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations or state law and placed 21 vehicles … %PDF-1.5 %���� �e�cb�l:����I�Q���o� ��,x:��4�~`��b�|yIq�E�#7�pć3x.z`�����Xy xJ�M�@�he CVSA – Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, North American Standard Inspection Program, North American Standard Level VI Inspection Program, History of International Roadcheck OOS Rates, Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) Resources, Practical Airbrake Handbook and Study Guide, ‘Teens and Trucks’ Youth Safe-Driving Campaign, ‘Defeat Distracted Driving’ Commercial Driver Safety Campaign, Driver Trainers: ‘Improving Driver Behaviors’ Kit, Cooperative Hazardous Materials Enforcement Development (COHMED), North American Inspectors Championship (NAIC), North American Cargo Securement Harmonization Public Forum, Virtual CVSA/FMCSA Data Quality and Systems Training, Recommended Improvements to CMV Safety Policy, Crash Data and Investigation Standards Committee, Enforcement and Industry Modernization Committee, U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Headquarters and Field Offices, Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes (Mexico), Legislative, Policy and Regulatory Information/Updates, What to Expect at CVSA Conferences and Events.