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CVSA Prepares for December 2017 ELD Implementation

CVSA Commits to Phased-In ELD Enforcement Process
AUGUST 28, 2017

Source: CVSA

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will begin enforcing the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate requirements on Dec. 18, 2017. The out-of-service criteria (OOSC) associated with the ELD mandate will go into effect on April 1, 2018.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) congressionally mandated ELD compliance deadline is still set for Dec. 18, 2017. On that date, inspectors and roadside enforcement personnel will begin documenting violations on roadside inspection reports and, at the jurisdiction’s discretion, will issue citations to commercial motor vehicle drivers operating vehicles without a compliant ELD. Beginning April 1, 2018, inspectors will start placing commercial motor vehicle drivers out of service if their vehicle is not equipped with the required device. Please note, a motor carrier may continue to use a grandfathered automatic onboard recording device (AOBRD) no later than Dec. 16, 2019. The AOBRD must meet the requirements of 49 C.F.R. 395.15.

This announcement does not impact enforcement of the OOSC for other hours-of-service violations.

CVSA supports moving forward with the compliance date as specified in the rule. However, setting an April 1, 2018, effective date for applying the ELD OOSC will provide the motor carrier industry, shippers and the roadside enforcement community with time to adjust to the new requirement before vehicles are placed out of service for ELD violations.

CVSA member jurisdictions have used this phased-in approach in the past when implementing a significant change in regulatory requirements. The CVSA Board of Directors, in consultation with FMCSA and the motor carrier industry, agreed that the phased-in approach to implementation of the ELD requirements outlined in the North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria will help promote a smoother transition to the new ELD requirement.

A letter was sent to FMCSA notifying the agency […]

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CVSA Roadcheck 2015 — June 2-4, 2015

Why should you take Roadcheck seriously
Each year during the CVSA Roadcheck event, tens of thousands of inspections are conducted. Roadcheck 2015 will be no different from past years.

On average, about three times as many inspections are done each day during Roadcheck than on any other day. Now is the time to prepare for Roadcheck 2015 and make sure your drivers and vehicles are operating safely.

We found some great info on the J.J. Keller and CVSA websites about the 2014 Roadcheck results:

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) recently released the results of Roadcheck 2014, held June 3-5, 2014. This annual event provides a snapshot of safety enforcement for the transportation industry.

Roadcheck 2014 resulted in 73,475 truck and bus inspections throughout North America during a 72-hour enforcement and safety outreach event. The occasion is sponsored by members of CVSA.

Roadcheck 2014 at a glance
Following is an overview of the Roadcheck data provided by CVSA:

67.6 percent (49,656 of the 73,475 total roadside inspections) were North American Standard Level I Inspections. Level I Inspections entail an examination of both driver documents and vehicle safety, making it the most thorough of the levels inspections performed by enforcement.
Of the 49,656 Level I Inspections, 23.0 percent included Out-of-Service (OOS) vehicle violations.
72,415 driver inspections were conducted during all levels of inspections, from which:
4.8 percent were found with OOS violations; and
825 seatbelt violations issued.

Other inspections conducted included Level II walk-around, Level III driver-only, and Level V vehicle-only inspections.

Emphasis on hazmat
This year’s Roadcheck — in addition to the Level I Inspections — focused on hazardous materials/dangerous goods (HM/TDG) regulatory compliance. CVSA acknowledges that HM/TDG transporters represent a smaller segment of motor carriers, but the niche requires special paperwork, a CDL endorsement, and many other unique safety […]

By |May 10th, 2015|Commercial Trucking Industry, Safety & Compliance|Comments Off on CVSA Roadcheck 2015 — June 2-4, 2015