Events

CV-STAC Description

Designed to support law enforcement, the truck and bus industries, state drivers' licensing agencies, and universities within the FMCSA Eastern Service Center (ESC), the Commercial Safety Technical Assistance Center (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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Midwest Roadside Safety Facility: Tanker Truck Crash Test Livestream

The Midwest Roadside Safety Facility will be conducting a full-scale crash test of their newly designed, high-containment barrier on December 8, 2021 at 1:00 PM CST, viewable via Zoom livestream.

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FMCSA Clearinghouse

The Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute Commercial Vehicle Safety Center will be hosting webinars on Wednesday-Thursday, November 17-18 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time (12:00 CT, 11:00 MT, 10:00 PT). Each day FMCSA representatives will present updates on the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, the Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) regulations, and the Training Provider Registry.

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Survey of Human Trafficking Knowledge and Perceptions in the Trucking Industry

The Alabama Transportation Institute (ATI) at the University of Alabama is working with an international coalition led by the Tennessee-based non-profit United Against Slavery (UAS) on a USDOT Impact Award to engage the transportation industry in the fight against human trafficking.

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We Can't Do It Alone: Effective Partnerships Toward Large Truck and Bus Safety

When you’re a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. And while that may be fine for some tasks, you’re going to want a broader set of tools if your aim is to improve safety for large trucks and buses.

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Comprehensive CMV Safety Resources Available

The Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute and The University of Alabama's Center for Advanced Public Safety have organized comprehensive resources and materials for advancing CMV safety.

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COVID-19 Impacts on the Trucking Industry

The American Transportation Research Institute and The OOIDA Foundation recently released its analyses of COVID-19 Impacts on the Trucking Industry.

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Marijuana Legalization Has No Impact on DOT Drug Testing Regulations

To clear up confusion surrounding statewide marijuana legalization's impact on commercial driver regulation, the Department of Transportation Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance released the following notices.

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