Events

CV-STAC Description

Designed to support law enforcement, state drivers’ licensing agencies, and universities within the FMCSA Eastern Service Center (ESC), the Commercial Vehicle Safety Technical Assistance Program (CV-STAC) provides guidance for development and/or expansion of partnerships and new programs, as well as replication of existing programs.

The CV-STAC builds on the momentum of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Research Summit, providing a resource and information center for stakeholders. Our aim is to increase each stakeholder’s network of support and communication around best practices.

 

Highlights

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Webinar Series: Best Practices for Crash Data Tools

This webinar series will provide information about best practices for developing and using these tools to decrease the incidence of crashes.

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Inside the Connecticut Crash Data Repository

On December 5th, UMassSafe hosted the first of three webinars on best practices for data query tools. The webinar was conducted by Dr. Eric Jackson, and covered the Connecticut Crash Data Repository developed in collaboration between the state and the Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center (CTRSC) at the University of Connecticut.

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The Culture of Impaired Driving: A Presentation by Professor Nic Ward of Montana State University

Recently at the Commercial Vehicle Safety and CDL Compliance Summit, Professor Nic Ward of Montana State University gave a presentation on the culture of impaired driving for the Decriminalization of Marijuana and its Impact on Drivers plenary session.

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A Major Success: The Western States Commercial Vehicle Safety and CDL Compliance Summit

Attendees praised the summit for providing deep discussions of topics “geared toward creating partnerships and collaboration with other stakeholders.”

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A Major Success: The 2018 Southeast CMV Safety Research Summit

The 2018 Southeast CMV Safety Research Summit, hosted in Tuscaloosa, AL, proved to be a major success, with 155 attendees representing 22 states.

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BLOG: Troops to Trucks - Trucking Companies Look to Military Veterans to Address Truck Driver Shortages

Law makers and industry leaders look to military veterans as a possible solution to the truck driver deficit.

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BLOG: Lawmakers and CMV Operators Take Steps to Combat Truck Stop Sex Trafficking

Truck stops and highway rest areas are inherently transient spaces, and as such they are commonly used as sex trafficking sites.

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UMassSafe Awarded FMCSA Grant to Promote Safety, Compliance and Business

UMassSafe was recently awarded a grant from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to promote safety, compliance and business through advancing best practices through partnerships between law enforcement and industry.

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Best Practice Spotlight

Check out our most recent Best Practices Guides. If you have ideas for topics, please let us know by contacting Robin at UMassSafe@umass.edu or 413-577-1035.


Research/Best Practice Question

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Supported by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration under a cooperative agreement: FM-CDL-0192-15-01-00