Finally – summer. Hope you all have some plans to take advantage of the slower pace of summer. Even the news is short this month as it appears everyone is heading off to vacation.
This month we report:
CVSA ROAD CHECK 2009 – Good news from the CVSA. This year’s road check indicates that carriers seem to be even safer than before, with the road check resulting in some of the best safety results in years. There were drops in vehicle and driver out of service. Data show the highest overall vehicle compliance rate — 80.4 percent — since 1996, and the highest overall driver compliance rate — 95.7 percent — ever. For North American Standard Level I inspections, the compliance rates of 77.8 percent (vehicles) and 96.1 percent (drivers) were both records. Safety belt violations dropped down 276, which was a 22.2% improvement over last year.