Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial vehicles in the world, with approximately 14 trucks or buses being inspected, on average, every minute from Canada to Mexico during a 72-hour period in early June. Each year, approximately 10,000 CVSA-certified local, state, provincial and federal inspectors at 1,500 locations across North America perform the truck and bus inspections. CVSA sponsors Roadcheck with participation by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, Transport Canada, and the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (Mexico). Roadcheck is one of a series of activities that occur year round whereby CVSA-certified inspectors conduct compliance, enforcement and educational initiatives targeted at various elements of motor carrier, vehicle, driver and cargo safety and security.
Sept 16-22 has been designated Truck Driver Appreciation Week
more to follow as plans are still in the making…..
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) ‐‐ Policy on Expiring TWICs
Effective August 30, 2012, TWIC holders who are U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals, and whose TWICs will expire on or before December 31, 2014, have two options to renew their TWIC. They may either replace their expiring TWIC with a 3‐year Extended Expiration Date (EED) TWIC or obtain a standard 5‐year replacement. All TWIC holders should begin the application process at least 30 days before his or her TWIC expires.
The EED TWIC is a one‐time temporary extension option intended to provide convenience and cost‐savings to workers pending the deployment of TWIC readers. TWIC holders who are not U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals are required to enroll for a standard 5‐year replacement upon expiration of their current TWIC.
See entire notice at http://www.cardinaltransport.com/TWIC_Policy_Update.pdf