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NPTC Driver Safety Letter June 2019

Posted by Katerina Jones - Sr. Director on 6/13/19 9:05 AM

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CVSA 2019 International Roadcheck Starts June 4; Your Fleet Safety Checklist!

The annual CVSA (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance) International Roadcheck will take place this year beginning June 4 – 6, 2019.  This is the 32nd year for this event, known to be the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world.  The organization has on record that that nearly 17 trucks or buses are inspected every minute across North America during this 72-hour period! Here is some helpful fleet safety information to start educating your drivers about this event and its importance in assuring safe commercial vehicle operations, along with information in regards to the roadside inspection program. 

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CVSA 2018 International Roadcheck Starts June 5; Your Fleet Safety Checklist!

Fleet Advantage Safety Tips - 2018 International Roadcheck HOSThe annual CVSA (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance) International Roadcheck will take place this year beginning June 5 – 7, 2018.  This is the 31st year for this event, known to be the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world.  The organization has on record that that nearly 15 trucks or buses are inspected every minute across North America during this 72-hour period! Here is some helpful fleet safety information to start educating your drivers about this event and its importance in assuring safe commercial vehicle operations, along with information in regards to the roadside inspection program. 

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CVSA 2017 International Roadcheck Starts June 6; Your Fleet Safety Checklist!

The annual CVSA (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance) International Roadcheck will take place this year on June 6 – 8, 2017.  This is the 30th year for this event, known to be the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world.  The organization has on record that that nearly 15 trucks or buses are inspected every minute across North America during this 72-hour period! Here is some helpful fleet safety information to start educating your drivers about this event and its importance in assuring safe commercial vehicle operations, along with information in regards to the roadside inspection program. 

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CVSA Annual Brake Fleet Safety Week Planned for September 11-17, 2016 - Is Your Fleet Ready?

What do you think the most important operating component of a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) is?  Although there are many components, the most important one is the part that makes the equipment stop - the brakes!!!!! It is critical that brakes operate properly at all times to ensure safety.  The braking system on CMV’s is designed for tough conditions, but like anything, it must be inspected and maintained carefully and consistently.  By doing this, the brake system will operate properly throughout the life of the truck.

Brake Fleet Safety Week was established in 1998 as an annual outreach and enforcement campaign with the goal of improving CMV brake safety and awareness throughout North America.  More than 3.4 million brakes have been inspected since the program’s inception. 

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CVSA 2016 International Roadcheck will take place June 7 – 9; Your Fleet Safety Checklist is Here!

The annual CVSA (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance) International Roadcheck is approaching again and will take place on June 7 – 9, 2016.  This is the 29th year for this event, which is known to be the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world.  Would you believe that they have on record that nearly 17 trucks or buses are inspected every minute across North America during this 72-hour period? 

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CVSA 2015 Operation Safe Driver Week is October 18-24, 2015 - Fleet Safety Tips

A week of intensified traffic safety enforcement  - Operation Safety Week - is approaching!  

This program launched in 2007 by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) in partnership with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and with the support from industry and transportation organizations, was established to help reduce the number of crashes, deaths and injuries resulting from crashes involving all type of motor vehicles, including commercial trucks, buses and cars.  

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CVSA Annual Brake Fleet Safety Week Planned for September 6 – 12, 2015

What do you think the most important operating component of a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) is?  Although there are many components, the most important one is the part that makes the equipment stop - the brakes!!!!! It is critical that brakes operate properly at all times to ensure safety.  The braking system on CMV’s is designed for tough conditions, but like anything, it must be inspected and maintained carefully and consistently.  By doing this, the brake system will operate properly throughout the life of the truck.

Brake Fleet Safety Week was established in 1998 as an annual outreach and enforcement campaign with the goal of improving CMV brake safety and awareness throughout North America.  More than 3.4 million brakes have been inspected since the program’s inception. 

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Quick Guide to the CVSA 7 Inspection Levels – Fleet Safety

The CVSA (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance) is an international organization that is comprised of motor carrier safety officials at local, state and Federal levels as well as trucking industry representatives in Canada, Mexico and the United States. 

Check out our quick and concise guide to all of the CVSA inspection levels to ensure your fleet safety. The most common inspections that drivers need to make themselves aware of are Level I, Level II, Level III, and Level IV inspections.

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Summertime driving is no vacation! Fleet safety tips...

During the summer months, drivers of heavy duty trucks should be reminded of additional driving challenges that present themselves. Increased outdoor activities resulting from more daylight hours make it especially important to get plenty of rest before buckling-up in an 18-wheeler, as driver mental and visual acuity must be at peak performance. Children are out of school, increasing the number of motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians on the roadways.  Additionally, summertime is when most roadway construction programs are initiated.  This increase in roadway activity means that a driver’s focus on fleet safety must be on-point 100% of the time to avoid accidents.  

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