CVSA workshop: English language enforcement, medical cards


Diet Coke
Staff member
By Land Line staff

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance held a workshop April 12-16 in Jacksonville, Fla., to discuss regulatory and other enforcement issues. Among the big issues up for discussion was the organization’s petition to remove the English language proficiency standard from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, a request that was denied.

CVSA is an international not-for-profit organization composed of local, state, provincial, territorial and federal motor carrier safety officials, and industry representatives from the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Doug Morris, OOIDA security operations director, attended the event and said that language proficiency, which is currently part of CVSA’s out-of-service criteria for safety inspections, resulted in 101,280 violations in 2014, but only 4,036 of those drivers were ordered out of service.

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