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Brake Safety Week Set for August 22-28, 2021

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) annual Brake Safety Week is scheduled for Sunday, August 22nd through Saturday, August 28th, 2021. Throughout that week, officials across North America will conduct standard inspections on commercial vehicles focusing on brake systems and components with an extra emphasis on brake hoses/tubing. Any vehicles inspected with a brake-related violation… Continue Reading


CVSA’s Brake Safety Week Set for August 22-28, 2021

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) annual Brake Safety Week is scheduled for Sunday, August 22nd through Saturday, August 28th, 2021. Throughout that week, officials across North America will conduct standard inspections on commercial vehicles focusing on brake systems and components with an extra emphasis on brake hoses/tubing. Any vehicles inspected with a brake-related violation… Continue Reading


Weather Related Service Update: Tropical Storm Elsa

  Tropical Storm Elsa Moving Into Northeast United States The National Weather Service announced Elsa will impact the Northeast U.S. on Friday. Flooding rains and strong winds will be the main threats. Thunderstorms, some with potentially significant severe weather, are expected Friday afternoon into Friday night across parts of the central Plains and Mid Missouri… Continue Reading


Top Summer Supply Chain Trends to Watch 

Here’s what shippers can expect for the peak summer shipping season and some tips on how to manage the current transportation marketplace volatility. With the national economy coming back to life, e-commerce sales hitting new highs, and the labor shortage in full swing, the summer of 2021 looks to be like none other when it… Continue Reading


Operation Safe Driver Week Set for July 11-17, 2021

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week is scheduled for Sunday, July 11th through Saturday, July 17th, 2021. Similar to last year’s event along with last month’s International Roadcheck, CVSA officials will be on the lookout for commercial motor vehicle drivers and passenger vehicle drivers that are engaging in unsafe driving and… Continue Reading


Colonial Pipeline Update: 5/13/2021

Late on Wednesday, 5/12, Colonial Pipeline announced that it is resuming all regular operations, effective immediately. According a statement issued by the company, “Colonial will move as much gasoline, diesel and jet fuel as is safely possible and will continue to do so until markets return to normal.” This is welcome news in an environment… Continue Reading


Measuring the Impacts of the National Truck Driver Shortage

Tank trucks haul one-third of all tonnage transported by truck, but finding qualified people to drive them is getting more and more difficult. Here’s why it matters and what the private and public sectors can do about it.  A transportation and labor challenge that was already prevalent in effect pre-pandemic, the national truck driver shortage… Continue Reading


Shippers Navigate a “Perfect Storm” of Logistical Challenges in 2021

As if the impacts of a global pandemic weren’t putting enough roadblocks for shippers around the globe right now, congested seaports, a lack of available ocean containers, a persistent truck driver shortage, rising transportation rates, and fluctuating raw material availability are all adding to the chaos. Few, if any, industries have been spared this “perfect… Continue Reading


CVSA’s International Roadcheck: May 4-6, 2021

CVSA’s annual three-day International Roadcheck is scheduled for May 4-6, 2021 The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck will take place Tuesday, May 4th through Thursday, May 6th, 2021. During these 72-hours, commercial motor vehicle inspectors throughout Canada, Mexico and the U.S. will conduct inspections on commercial motor vehicles and drivers. This year’s inspection… Continue Reading