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  • 22 Aug 2022 2:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Wilbert Vano a driver from XPO was NJMTA's TDC Grand Champion. He also won all three test awards - Pre-Trip, Written and Skills Tests.

    Wilbert went on to Nationals and has won the First Place for 3-axle. 

    Congratulations to Wilbert for bringing home a first-place win!

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    Roland Bolduc, a professional driver with FedEx Express, was named Bendix Grand Champion tonight at the conclusion of the 85th National Truck Driving and Step Van Driving Championships.

    Bolduc, competing in the sleeper berth, bested a field of 408 drivers with nearly 730 million combined accident-free miles to claim the coveted title of Grand Champion at this year’s Super Bowl of Safety.

    “Congratulations to Roland and the great team at FedEx for being crowned Bendix Grand Champion,” said American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear. “It has been a long road for these drivers to get here, and to emerge as the best of a truly elite group is a tremendous honor. Roland’s commitment to safety and professionalism is an example of what this industry and this event are truly about.”

    This is Bolduc’s second Bendix Grand Championship, having won the coveted title in 2017. A resident of East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, he has more than 2.5 million safe driving miles in his more than 40-year-long career. Bolduc was named an America’s Road Team Captain in 2000.

    In addition, ATA crowned Tyler Tollefson, from FedEx Freight, as 2022 Rookie of the Year. To compete as an NTDC rookie, a driver must be a first-time competitor at their state competition who advanced to nationals. This year, there were 22 rookies competing at the National Truck Driving Championships.

    ATA also recognized the state of North Carolina with the NTDC Team Championship, placing five drivers into the finals. New York finished second in the team competition and Connecticut finished third.

    The National Truck Driving Championships are made possible by dozens of NTDC committee members and volunteers who judge the course, serve as liaisons to the drivers, conduct course walk-throughs and perform a number of other key tasks. As such, ATA and ATA's Safety Management Council honor one volunteer each year with the Sam Gillette Volunteer of the Year Award. This year's Sam Gillette Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Michelle Wells of the South Dakota Trucking Association.

    In addition, Anthony Spero, a professional driver with ABF Freight System Inc., was recognized with the Neil Darmstadter Professional Excellence Award as the competitor “who most exemplifies all the best attributes of a professional truck driver.”

    “NTDC was a tremendous success thanks to all the drivers, staff and volunteers who made it happen,” said ATA Chairman Harold Sumerford Jr., president of J&M Tank Lines Inc. “After two long years, it was great to be back and see this competition in person, getting to observe the professionalism and dedication to safety of these drivers was a great privilege.”

    Champions from each of the nine vehicle classes were also announced. Joining Bolduc on the list of national champions are:

    Three-Axle Division 

    1. Wilbert Vano, XPO Logistics Inc. (New Jersey)
    2. Chris Poynor, XPO Logistics Inc. (Washington)
    3. Brian Walker, TForce Freight (North Carolina)                                               

    Four-Axle Division

    1. Martin McMahon, RIST Transport (New York)
    2. Miguel Corral, UPS (Illinois)
    3. David Rohman, FedEx Express (North Carolina)                                             

    Five-Axle Division

    1. David Guinn, Publix Super Markets Inc. (Florida)
    2. Timothy Banasiak, UPS (Illinois)
    3. Alphonso Lewis, Yellow (Alabama)                                              

    Flatbed Division

    1. Eric Ramsdell, Walmart Transportation LLC (Arizona)
    2. Raymond Waage, FedEx Freight (New York)
    3. Kenneth Rageth, FedEx Freight (Wyoming)                                               

    Sleeper Berth Division                                             

    1. Roland Bolduc, FedEx Express (Connecticut)
    2. Eric Courville, FedEx Freight (Louisiana)
    3. Charles White, Walmart Transportation LLC (Indiana)                                               

    Straight Truck Division                  

    1. Christopher Shaw, FedEx Express (New Mexico)
    2. Michael Bills, FedEx Express (North Carolina)
    3. Jesse Benkert, FedEx Ground (Kentucky)                                               

    Tank Truck Division                       

    1. Michael Flippin, FedEx Freight (Colorado)
    2. Heladio Fernandez, FedEx Freight (Oregon)
    3. Dennis Shirar, Walmart Transportation LLC (Indiana)                                            

    Twins Division                                              

    1. Damien Hebert, XPO Logistics Inc. (Louisiana)
    2. Leslie Smyth, FedEx Freight (Florida)
    3. Jeffrey Langenhahn, XPO Logistics Inc. (Wisconsin)                                              

    Step Van Division

    1. Gregory Long, FedEx Express (Maryland)
    2. Ceth Christensen, UPS (Illinois)
    3. Jerome De La Cruz, FedEx Express (Alaska)


  • 22 Aug 2022 10:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Today is the first day of Brake Safety Week, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) seven-day brake inspection and enforcement initiative and brake-safety outreach and awareness campaign.

    From Aug. 21-27, commercial motor vehicle inspectors in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. will be conducting their usual North American Standard Level I and IV Inspections; however, in addition, they will be documenting brake-related out-of-service violations and brake hose/tube chafing violations and will submit that data to CVSA. The results will be released later this year.

    CVSA devotes a week to brake-safety inspections and education because:

    • Last year’s CVSA International Roadcheck results found that brake systems and brake adjustment violations accounted for 38.9% of all vehicle out-of-service violations, the most of any category of vehicle violations.
    • During CVSA’s unannounced one-day brake safety initiative in April, 14.1% of the 9,132 commercial motor vehicles inspected that day were placed out of service for brake-related critical vehicle inspection item violations.
    • Brake-related violations accounted for seven out of the top 20 vehicle violations in 2021, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Motor Carrier Management Information System data snapshot (as of July 29, 2022).
    • Brake system was the third most cited vehicle-related factor in large truck fatal crashes, according to FMCSA’s most recent (2019) Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts report.

    Properly functioning brake systems are crucial to safe commercial motor vehicle operation. Improperly installed or poorly maintained brake systems can reduce the braking capacity and increase stopping distances for trucks and motorcoaches, which pose serious risks to driver and vehicle safety.

    During Brake Safety Week, and every day of the year, when an inspector discovers critical vehicle inspection items, as identified in the North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria, that vehicle will be placed out of service until the condition is corrected.

    Brake Safety Week is part of CVSA’s Operation Airbrake program in partnership with FMCSA, the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, Transport Canada and Mexico’s Ministry of Communications and the National Guard. Operation Airbrake is a comprehensive program dedicated to improving commercial motor vehicle brake safety throughout North America. The goal is to reduce the number of highway crashes caused by faulty braking systems by conducting roadside inspections and educating drivers, mechanics, owner-operators and others on the importance of proper brake inspection, maintenance and operation.



  • 18 Aug 2022 4:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    FMCSA announces the availability of the draft Medical Examiner's Handbook (MEH), which includes updates to the Medical Advisory Criteria published in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), and requests comments on the proposed regulatory guidance. The MEH and Medical Advisory Criteria provide information about regulatory requirements and guidance to medical examiners (ME) listed on FMCSA's National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (National Registry) who perform physical qualification examinations of interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The draft MEH with proposed changes to the Medical Advisory Criteria is available in Docket Number FMCSA-2022-0111.

    Comments must be received on or before September 30, 2022.

    Regulations.gov

  • 11 Aug 2022 10:19 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) enhanced the renewal process for the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC®) to help support critical transportation workers. Starting August 11, 2022, TSA enabled the ability for current TWIC holders to renew their credentials online, which eliminates the need to go to an enrollment center and makes the five-year renewal process more convenient.

    TWIC is required by the Maritime Transportation Security Act for mariners and workers who need access to secure areas of the nation’s maritime facilities and vessels. Jointly administered by TSA and the U.S. Coast Guard, TSA conducts a background check to determine a person’s eligibility and issues the credential. The Coast Guard regulates the use of TWIC in the maritime environment. U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, naturalized citizens, asylum seekers, refugees, and nonimmigrants in lawful status may apply for the TWIC credential.

    Nearly 60 percent of TWIC holders renew their card every five years. Renewing online eliminates the need to go to an enrollment center, supports U.S. critical infrastructure and supply chain workers, and saves travel time and expenses associated with being away from work. Most eligible applicants receive their TWIC card in less than 10 days. Those applicants with more complex cases may require 60 days or longer for processing. Applicants may check their TWIC status online at any time.

    Most applicants, including U.S. citizens, nationals, and lawful permanent residents, will be able to renew online without the need to visit an enrollment center. Please visit TSA’s enrollment provider website for information on TWIC enrollments and renewals. If applicants encounter difficulty renewing online, they may contact customer service at (855) 347-8371. For more information on the TWIC program, visit the TSA TWIC website or the Coast Guard TWIC website.


  • 02 Aug 2022 12:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    PA Turnpike Commission Approves 5% Toll Increase for 2023 

    New toll rates will take effect systemwide on Jan. 8, 2023. 

    HARRISBURG, PA. (Aug. 2, 2022) — The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) today approved a 5% toll increase for 2023 for all E-ZPass and Toll By Plate customers. The new rates will take effect across the toll-highway system on Jan. 8, 2023, at 12:01 a.m.

    Because of today’s action, the most-common toll for a passenger vehicle next year will increase from $1.70 to $1.80 for E-ZPass customers and from $4.10 to $4.40 for Toll By Plate customers. The most-common toll for a Class-5 tractor trailer will increase from $13.70 to $14.40 for E-ZPass and from $28 to $29.40 for Toll By Plate. After the increase is applied, E-ZPass and Toll By Plate rates for passenger and commercial vehicles will round up to the next dime. 

    E-ZPass drivers continue to receive the lowest rates across the PA Turnpike, saving nearly 60% compared to the Toll By Plate rates. Non-E-ZPass customers can download the PA TOLL PAY smartphone app to create an autopay account and receive 15% savings on monthly Toll By Plate invoices. To learn more visit https://www.paturnpike.com/toll-by-plate/pa-toll-pay-app. 

    “The PTC has been forced to increase tolls annually through the foreseeable future to meets its financial obligations under Act 44 of 2007, said PTC CEO Mark Compton. “It’s worth noting that, even with these ongoing annual increases, our per-mile toll rate continues to be below the midline compared with rates of other U.S. tolling agencies.” 

    The PA Turnpike’s Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) rates — i.e., E-ZPass rates — rank 24th out of 47 U.S. tolling agencies (see chart). In fact, the PTC’s 13.8 cent-per-mile ETC rate is 20% lower than the national average of 17.8 cents-per-mile, according to the latest available data.* 

    Act 44 of 2007 required the PA Turnpike to transfer between $900 and (more recently) $450 million annually to the Commonwealth to support transportation projects statewide.

    In the 15 years since Act 44 of 2007, the PA Turnpike has transferred nearly $8 billion in funding to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation — the vast majority of which was in the form of borrowing (issuance of bond debt) that must be repaid by the PTC over a 30-year period.

    Up until this year, the PTC’s annual requirement to the Commonwealth had been $450 million. But as of July 1, that dropped to $50 million per year in cash proceeds — no further bond issues — because of PA Act 89 of 2013. Due to the terms of the Act-44 bonds, the PTC’s debt service will continue to rise even though borrowing has ended, growing to an annual maximum of $600 million by 2038 before it starts to decrease.  

    “As an organization, I am proud of the fact that we work hard to manage the debt placed upon us by making prudent borrowing decisions and restricting operating-budget growth,” Compton said. “While we are now essentially free from this onerous Act-44 commitment, we must continue to honor the debt-service obligations for 30 years. But a measure of relief is under way, and motorists can expect the level of increases to ease in a few years.”

    Based on current traffic and revenue projections, the PTC’s plan calls for future toll increases of 5% through 2025, 4% in 2026, 3.5% in 2027, then 3% annually from 2028 to 2050.

    The PTC began making Act 44 payments to PennDOT in August 2007 and has increased tolls annually since 2009, providing $8 billion in toll-backed funding to PennDOT in 15 years.

    The PA Turnpike continues to make it easier and more convenient to pay tolls. It recently partnered with the KUBRA Cash Payment Network so customers can use cash to pay Toll By Plate invoices and add funds to E-ZPass accounts at popular drug, discount, and convenience stores in PA and across the U.S.  A list of retailers can be found by clicking https://www.paturnpike.com/pay-a-bill/cash-payments. 

    To pay in cash, customers select the “pay” option when accessing their account online or via the PA TOLL PAY app. A list of nearby retailers will display. The customer must generate a pay slip — which includes a $1.50 fee — before visiting a store to pay cash.  

    “This partnership will benefit customers who don’t have a bank account or who prefer to use cash over other payment methods,” Compton said. “It allows anyone who wishes to travel the PA Turnpike the ability to pay tolls with cash at a nearby retailer they are probably already visiting.”  

     TOLL INCREASE CHART - FINAL_News_Release_Toll Increase_2023 (wildapricot.org)


  • 30 Jun 2022 1:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The George Washington Bridge will be transitioning to cashless tolling on July 10, 2022. The benefits of cashless tolling include providing a more streamlined travel experience, reduced travel times, enhanced safety, and the reduction of auto emissions – among a host of others.

    Cash payments will no longer be accepted. Trucks using the George Washington Bridge must pay tolls using an E-ZPass tag or Tolls by mail. Without an E-ZPass account, cashless tolling will add an administrative burden of managing your vehicles or fleet’s toll activity and processing toll payments in-house as well as the potential for unnecessary and costly violations and late fees if those payments are delayed for any reason.

    Cashless tolling works by scanning the E-ZPass tag mounted on a vehicle’s windshield and then charging the toll to the E-ZPass tagholder’s account. Vehicles without E-ZPass tags also pass seamlessly through toll points without stopping using Tolls by Mail. Instead of having tags scanned, license plates are photographed, and toll bills are mailed to registered owners. These toll bills can be paid online, by mail, by phone, or at certain local retailers.

    Truckers who do not already have an E-ZPass tag are strongly encouraged to sign up for an E-ZPass account as soon as possible. 

    For vehicles that are issued Special permits and cross the George Washington Bridge, the following information outlines the upcoming Specials movement procedures.

    Specials processes remaining the same:

    • PAPD validates all special vehicle permits.
    • Overnight Specials vehicles will assemble at Higgins Alley, as is the case now.
    • Overnight Specials will cross the Bridge at or around the same time as is done today.

     

    Specials processes changing after Cashless Tolling Implementation on July 10, 2022:

    o   The E-ZPass Exception form will no longer be used (or exist) after July 9, 2022.  The GWB Toll House will no longer be staffed after July 9, 2022. All tolls will be collected via E-ZPass and Tolls by Mail.  No cash will be accepted.

    o   Daytime special permit vehicles, upon arrival at Higgins Alley, will have to contact GWB Communications desk at (201) 346-4100.

    o   PAPD will escort Daytime Specials to TR-2 for access to the Bridge.

     

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    • Who is the midday contact for daytime specials?

    GWB Communications Desk (the message will be relayed to PAPD)

    • How should drivers contact the GWB Comm Desk?

    Call 201-346-4100

    • Where can I learn more about Tolls by Mail and how it works?

    Please call the NY Customer Service Center (CSC) 800-333-8655 and/or visit www.tollsbymailny.com  

    • How can I sign up for E-ZPass?

    Contact the NYCSC and/or visit https://www.panynj.gov/bridges-tunnels/en/e-zpass.html

    • Questions about the GWB Specials process?

    Please visit https://www.panynj.gov/bridges-tunnels/en/trucker-resources.html under the “Convoys, Oversize, and Overweight Vehicles” section of the Trucker’s Resource page or call 201-346-4100 for more information.

    Questions?

    Visit www.panynj.gov/feedback or call (800) 221-9903.


  • 29 Jun 2022 1:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is continuing the process of restoring back-up data and performing quality checks following a hardware failure in our data center. We released our Weekly Petroleum Status Report this morning that includes the data for the weeks ending June 17 and June 24.

    We will publish our U.S. and regional average weekly retail gasoline prices at 5:00 p.m. eastern time today. Our publication of weekly average gasoline prices will return to its regular schedule going forward.

    We will not publish U.S. or regional average on-highway diesel prices this week. We continue to restore systems necessary to process and publish that price data. We recognize the importance of the data to the public and to trucking and transportation companies that rely on our data for billing. We are doing everything possible to fully resume our on-highway diesel data releases as quickly as possible.

    Tomorrow, June 30, we will publish our Monthly Energy Review and our State Energy Data System updates. We will delay publication of other monthly data releases, including the Petroleum Supply Monthly, Natural Gas Monthly, and Electric Power Monthly, until next week.

    We will continue to provide regular updates regarding our data release schedule via our website and our Twitter account.

    We apologize for the inconvenience caused by our delayed data releases. We are committed to resuming our regular publication schedule as quickly as possible.


  • 25 Apr 2022 1:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On April 20, 2022, the Hon. Mary Ann Bogan, A.L.J. issued an initial decision in Farruggio’s Bristol and Philadelphia Express, Inc. v. New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, OAL No. LID 02027-17 finding, on summary judgment, that the owner-operator drivers that contracted with Farruggio’s Express were independent contractors, not employees. Accordingly, the Court found that Farruggio’s Express was not liable for state employment taxes in connection with the audit of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (“NJDOL”). In that audit, NJDOL concluded that the drivers were employees because Farruggio’s lacked an IRS determination finding the owner-operators to be independent contractors, and that NJDOL had no obligation to examine the relationship in order to make such a determination.

    By way of background, NJDOL has under the current administration modified the regulations that it uses to determine employment for purposes of taxation and coverage for purposes of the Unemployment Compensation Act (“UCL”), notwithstanding that the underlying statutory scheme has not been changed by the legislature. In particular, there are approximately 25 numerous categories of work that are exempt from the broad ABC Test of employment generally used to make determinations for purposes of taxation and coverage under the UCL, including a specific exemption, N.J.S.A. 43:21-19(i)(7)(X), that applies to motor carriers leasing large trucks from owner-operators. Under current NJDOL regulations, since Farruggio’s Express is not subject to the general ABC Test of employment, the owner-operators will be deemed to be independent contractors – and the carrier not subject to UCL taxation -- if the carrier can show that it is not subject to federal employment taxation by obtaining an IRS determination that the carrier is not subject to those taxes. Notably, under the applicable federal test of employment applied by the IRS, carriers that genuinely adhere to an independent contractor relationship should be able to demonstrate that under the federal law test -- which more narrowly views employment than the ABC Test -- that the owner-operators are independent contractors, not employees that would subject the carrier to federal employment taxation. The complication is that IRS has no legal duty to provide such a ruling.

    Fortunately, Farruggio’s Express was able to obtain the requisite IRS ruling. Consequently, Judge Bogan had a simple task, namely, to determine whether or not Farruggio’s had the requisite IRS ruling. Since that was undisputed, Farruggio’s was entitled to summary judgment because NJDOL’s regulations require it to accept the IRS determination as conclusive.

    Since the federal test of employment will generally result in a finding that truckers who own their own trucks are independent contractors, the initial decision -- which is subject to administrative and judicial review -- affirms the ongoing viability of the independent contractor model that predominates at Port Newark and throughout the State of New Jersey.

    Farruggio’s Express is represented by Steven R. Rowland, Esq. of Brown Moskowitz & Kallen, P.C. in Chatham, New Jersey, who can be reached at 973-376-0909, ext. 1124, and at srowland@bmk-law.com 

  • 06 Apr 2022 10:14 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness and New Jersey State Police will sponsor a training course titled: Hazardous Materials Instructor Training (DOT-501). The course will be facilitated by the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), members of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC). There is no-cost to attend this course.

    Description:
    The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) under the Department of Transportation requires that Hazmat Employers* train all Hazmat Employees** within 90 days of starting in the position and conduct recurrent training every three years thereafter.  The Hazardous Materials Transportation Train the Trainer course, is designed for personnel who will be preparing and conducting this training. Course participants will learn applicable PHMSA requirements as well as principles of adult education and effective instructional design. In addition, participants will learn how to develop a systematic training program to ensure that hazmat employees are trained in the five areas required by 49 CFR 72 Subpart H: General awareness/familiarization, Function-specific, Safety, Security awareness, and In-Depth security.

    Audience:

    This course is designed for industry personnel to include, hazmat employers, EHS professionals, operation managers, safety managers, shipping and receiving managers, hazardous waste generators, environmental consultants, warehouse supervisors, and Hazmat transporters, pPublic health.


    Sessions & Registration:

    Middlesex County, Sayreville: Middlesex Fire Academy
    May 17 – 19, 2022: 8:00AM – 4:00PM
    Registration: https://www.njhomelandsecurity.gov/calendar/2022dot501mc


  • 04 Apr 2022 10:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Starting today, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 2022 North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria are now in effect. The 2022 out-of-service criteria replace and supersede all previous versions. 

    CVSA’s North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria ensure uniformity, consistency and reciprocity among the states, provinces, territories and countries in determining whether or not drivers or vehicles present an imminent hazard and should be placed out of service. The federal regulations together with CVSA’s out-of-service criteria provide the standards that drivers, motor carriers and law enforcement personnel use to ensure the commercial motor vehicles and drivers on North America’s roadways are safe and compliant. 

    The voting members of the Alliance approved 14 changes to the out-of-service criteria, which are now in effect. In accordance with the CVSA Bylaws, the proposed changes were communicated to the voting members of the Alliance on Oct. 15, 2021, and ratified on Oct. 29, 2021. The out-of-service criteria are updated annually, effective April 1 of each year. 

    The following changes were made to the out-of-service criteria:

    • The policy statements in Parts I, II, III and IV were amended to better define out of service and imminent hazard.
    • A note was added to each section in Part I, Item 2. OPERATOR’S/CHAUFFEUR’S LICENSE OR PERMIT (NON-CDL) – a. Vehicle 26,000 lbs. (11,793 kg) or less GVWR not designed to transport 16 or more passengers or placarded loads of hazardous materials, or vehicles that, regardless of GVWR, do not require a CDL (e.g., exempt farm vehicles or fire apparatuses, etc.) and Item 3. COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE – a. License.
    • In Part I, Item 2. OPERATOR’S/CHAUFFEUR’S LICENSE OR PERMIT (NON-CDL) – b. Endorsements and Restrictions and Item 3. COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE – c. Endorsement and Restrictions, the note was amended for Mexican LFC Class B and E.
    • A clarification table for CDL and non-CDL drivers prohibited in the drug and alcohol clearinghouse was added to Part I, Item 7. DRUGS AND OTHER SUBSTANCES – c. Prohibited from Performing Safety-Sensitive Functions.
    • A note was added regarding brakes that are operational but not required in Part II, Item 1. BRAKE SYSTEMS – a. Defective Brakes – Defective Brake Chart.
    • Part II, Item 1. BRAKE SYSTEMS – d. Trailer Breakaway and Emergency Brakes (2) was amended to specify that a breakaway device can be attached to a permanently mounted hitch.
    • The wording and the reference table were amended in Part II, Item 1. BRAKE SYSTEMS – h. Air Brake Hose/Tubing (1) to clarify when an air hose should be placed out of service.
    • Part II, Item 1. BRAKE SYSTEMS – o. Hydraulic Brakes (1) through (11) was amended to add an out-of-service condition for when the entire master cylinder assembly is found loose.
    • Part II, Item 9. LIGHTING DEVICES (HEADLAMPS, TAIL LAMPS, STOP LAMPS, TURN SIGNALS AND LAMPS/FLAGS ON PROJECTING LOADS) – b. At Any Time – Day or Night (4) was amended to clarify that this section only applies to lighting systems and no other electrical systems.
    • Reference to a breaker strip in a steering tire was removed from Part II, Item 12. TIRES – a. Any Tire on Any Front Steering Axle of a Power Unit, (2).
    • Part III, Item 4. TRANSPORT VEHICLE MARKINGS – a. Identification (ID) Numbers Displayed on a Transport Vehicle – NOTE was revised to make the guidance clearer.

    The CVSA Training Committee, the Education Quality Assurance Team in Canada and the U.S. National Training Center’s Technical Review and Update Specialist Team have incorporated these changes, as appropriate, into North American Standard Inspection Program training materials, along with updated inspection bulletins, inspection procedures, operational policies and training videos. 

    There are several versions (print, electronic, other languages, etc.) of the 2022 out-of-service criteria available for purchase through the CVSA online store. The 2022 out-of-service criteria are also available for purchase in CVSA’s app by searching “CVSA Out-of-Service Criteria” in the App Store or Google Play store.

    CVSA hosted a webinar outlining the changes to the 2022 out-of-service criteria. The webinar is available to CVSA members through the online CVSA member portal. Once logged in, click on the CVSA Learning tab, then click on “Roadside” to view all past webinars.

    For questions about the criteria, contact CVSA Director of Roadside Inspection Program Kerri Wirachowsky via email or at 301-830-6153.


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