SC&RA Staff Presents at 2017 CVSA Workshop

- On April 23-27 in Atlanta, Georgia, more than 500 enforcement personnel, government officials, and industry representatives came together for the 2017 Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Workshop.

Staff from the Association were in attendance to champion the interests and concerns of SC&RA members. They collaborated with other attendees to affect meaningful changes to the culture of transportation safety and to discuss how to improve and promote commercial motor vehicle safety.

Discussions and informative sessions at the event included:
  • A public session on highly automated commercial vehicles hosted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
  • Discussion of performance-based brake testers (PBBTs)
  • A discussion on regulatory issues, policies and enforcement, research findings, and new technologies regarding cargo securement from The North American Cargo Securement
  • Harmonization Public Forum
  • A training session on the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) and the International Registration Plan (IRP)
The Association made its largest contribution to the conference during a presentation before the CVSA Size & Weight Committee where staff presented on the following topics:
  • Uniformity between states on thresholds and timeliness of scheduling required police escorts
  • Uniformity between states regarding traffic control regulations pertaining to pilot car drivers of oversize/overweight loads
  • FMCSA’s HOS Exemption of the 30-minute break for drivers of permitted loads
  • Weigh scale issues involving overweight permit loads
  • Permit load inspections
  • Pennsylvania’s new pilot escort policy replacing police with private escorts
  • FHWA recent release of Pilot & Law Enforcement Escort Best Practices
“The discussions and decisions made by our informed membership at the CVSA Workshop help guide the Alliance throughout the year as we continue to further our commitment to transportation safety,” said CVSA Executive Director Collin Mooney. “We appreciate that so many of our members gather at this event each year to work together to discuss, develop, implement and improve transportation safety standards and best practices.”

The next CVSA Workshop is scheduled for April 8-12, 2018, in Portland, Oregon. Find CVSA’s official press release here.

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