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CVSA Offers 2013 Out-of-Service Criteria Handbook

cvsa logo san diego csa complianceThe 2013 edition of the North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria Handbook and Pictorial is now available for order from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA).

The guide book outlines the Critical Vehicle Inspection Items used by roadside inspectors. It also details violations that can place a driver out-of-service. The book helps commercial vehicle inspectors identify when a commercial motor vehicle can no longer be safety operated for fear of causing an accident or breakdown due to its mechanical condition.

The guidebook makes a good maintenance resource for fleets and owner-operators as well, providing clues on out-of-service conditions to watch for during PM inspections.

As a safety and compliance resource, it also provides list of driver OOS violations as well as hazardous materials transportation violations.

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Trucking Industry Showing Signs of Improvement to Begin 2013

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[Marketwire] – Heading into 2013, a number of factors have combined to present a positive outlook for the Trucking Industry. The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index …

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NAFA Opens Submissions For 2013 Fleet Excellence Awards

NAFA Fleet management Association.NAFA Fleet Management Association announced seven new fleet industry awards designed to recognize the best and brightest in the field. Winners will be announced during NAFA’s First Annual Fleet Excellence Awards Night on April 23 at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J.

The gala event will officially kick off NAFA’s 2013 Institute and Expo.

“Fleet managers have an extremely demanding and complex job,” explained NAFA’s Executive Director, Phillip E. Russo. “We believe they deserve an awards night to recognize all that they do within the business community. This awards night will be like their Academy Awards – an upscale gala event and reception fitting of the industry.”

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