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Tuesday, February 7, 2023

CVSA Offers New Roadside Inspection Training Courses for Industry


The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is now offering roadside inspection training courses to members of the motor carrier industry. The target audience is motor carriers, owner-operators, commercial motor vehicle drivers, technicians, fleet managers, vendors, etc. This is the first time that CVSA has offered an industry version of its roadside inspection training courses.

The courses are intended to provide the industry with the necessary training to better understand the roadside regulatory requirements, with the goal of providing each student with the tools and knowledge to achieve compliance with the roadside safety regulations and a better understanding of the relationship between regulatory violations and out-of-service conditions.

CVSA is offering two separate weeklong courses – one on roadside inspection driver requirements; the other on vehicle requirements.

The Driver Requirements course will take place in Salt Lake City, Utah, on June 11-15, 2018. Offered exclusively to industry members, the focus of the training will be on regulatory driver-related roadside requirements and out-of-service conditions. The course includes information on regulatory definitions, intrastate vs. interstate operations, CDL and driver qualification requirements, hazardous materials, hours-of-service rules, annual inspections on commercial motor vehicles and the DataQs filing process.

The Vehicle Requirements course will take place in Salt Lake City, Utah, on July 16-20, 2018. The training will focus on regulatory vehicle-related roadside requirements and out-of-service conditions, including regulatory requirements of 49 CFR 393, 396 and Appendix G. The course is designed to thoroughly explain the regulations, North American Level I Inspection Procedure and Out-of-Service Criteria as it relates to the vehicle components of a commercial motor vehicle.

“Our industry members have been asking for training on the CVSA Roadside Inspection Program for a long time and we’re now finally able to offer that valuable training,” said CVSA Director of Roadside Inspection Program Kerri Wirachowsky. “This is essentially the same training our inspectors receive, adjusted for industry.”

Interested individuals do not need to be members of CVSA to register. Both of the training courses are open to members and non-members. The cost is $995 for Class III Associate Members or $1,195 for non-members for each five-day course. There’s a class size limit of 25. The deadline to register for the driver course is Friday, May 25, 2018. The deadline to register for the vehicle course is Friday, June 29, 2018.