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Brake components will be the focus of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week, Sept. 15-21, with inspectors conducting roadside commercial vehicle safety inspections across North America.

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The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) annual Operation Safe Driver Week will run from July 15 to 21 in an effort to reduce the number of accidents, deaths and injuries caused by vehicle crashes on the road.

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The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced that this year’s International Roadcheck will take place June 5-7. The focus of this year’s Roadcheck is Hours of Service (HOS) compliance.

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Beginning June 7 and continuing through June 9, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will be conducting its annual International Roadcheck. The Roadcheck will see over 10,000 CVSA-certified inspectors in jurisdictions across North America perform large truck and bus safety inspections.

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Law enforcement agencies across North America will conduct a brake system inspection blitz on large trucks and buses as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) annual Brake Safety Week, September 6-12, to identify out-of-adjustment brakes and brake system violations. Although the week will shine a spotlight on brake safety, it is something fleets should focus on year round, said Mike Hasinec, vice president ofmaintenance support at Penske Truck Leasing.

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Inspectors will be out in force in early June as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's (CVSA) 28th annual International Roadcheck, reviewing driver information and inspecting vehicles.

The inspections will take place from June 2-4 with about 10,000 CVSA-certified local, state, provincial and federal inspectors in jurisdictions across North America performing truck and bus inspections. (Helpful tip: Download this free guide from CVSA.)

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To raise driver awareness and increase road safety, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will kick off its annual Operation Safe Driver program Oct. 19, nationwide.

During the week, enforcement agencies across the nation will be on heightened alert aimed at both commercial vehicles and cars. Among the things drivers can expect are more-frequent roadside inspections, strict safety-belt enforcement, and much more. These will be implemented with the hope that they will make a lasting impression on drivers, and they will continue safe practices throughout the year.

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Starting June 4 through June 6 the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will hold its annual Roadcheck event. This year’s Roadcheck places a special focus on enforcement of traffic law violations (e.g., speeding, unsafe lane changes, etc.) in addition to inspections. Truck drivers and fleet operators may download the free CVSA checklist.

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For years, the trucking industry has advocated for increased truck size and weight, and now the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is investigating the effect on safety and infrastructure if vehicle weights up to 97,000 pounds are allowed.

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Every June thousands of law enforcement officers partner together at 1,500 locations across North America to conduct a three-day, commercial vehicle safety enforcement and education campaign organized annually by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA).

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Fleet managers and commercial truck and bus drivers please take note. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will soon conduct its annual Brake Safety Week across the United States, Canada and Mexico. The effort runs September 11-17.

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Roadcheck 2011, theCommercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 72-hour safety blitz, is scheduled for June 7 - 9, 2011. CVSA sponsors Roadcheck with participation by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, Transport Canada, and the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (Mexico).

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