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Top Five Principles of Great Partnerships

Partnerships between universities and government, law enforcement, and state drivers licensing agencies can promote incredible change.

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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.



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Two New CMV Safety Summits Announced

This fall two Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Research Summits will take place serving the Western Service Center and the Southern Service Center

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Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center Awarded FMCSA Grant

The Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center has been awarded a FMCSA grant to train 60 Law Enforcement Officers in the area of Commercial Vehicle Crash Investigation

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Past Webinar: Planning for the Impacts of Decriminalized Marijuana on CMV Safety

UMassSafe recently conducted a webinar on the legalization of Cannabis and changing landscape around impaired driving. On April 2nd, Darrin Grondel, Director of the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, presented at UMass on the impacts of legalization on both CMV drivers and companies as well as law enforcement and drivers licensing, from the Washington State perspective.

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Commercial Vehicle Safety Technical Assistance Center

UMassSafe kicks off CV-STAC with a resource-driven website. On the site, stakeholders can share their work and access information about commercial vehicle safety initiatives and issues.

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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 or 413-577-1035.

Research/Best Practice Question

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Do you have questions about commercial vehicle safety research or best practices?

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