For the past 30 years during the month of June, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has been conducting roadside inspections of commercial motor vehicles to ensure safe operation. This year, the blitz is set for June 5-7 with a focus on hours-of-service compliance.
What is the CVSA Roadside Inspection?
The CVSA is a non-profit association comprised of local, state, provincial, territorial and federal commercial motor vehicle safety officials dedicated to improving commercial motor vehicle safety throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
As part of their mission, the CVSA conducts annual inspections of commercial motor vehicles and drivers along roadways for a 72-hour period every June. Inspectors will primarily be conducting the North American Standard Level 1 Inspection, which is the most thorough roadside inspection with 37 steps examining both the driver and vehicle mechanical fitness. Last year, the emphasis was on proper cargo securement. This year the focus is on hours-of-service compliance.
Hours-of-service regulations are issued by the federal government and control the working hours of anyone operating a commercial motor vehicle. The rules limit the number of hours spent driving and working and establish minimum rest periods and time off between trips. Hours-of-service compliance is checked and enforced by specially trained and certified local, state, provincial, territorial and federal commercial motor vehicle inspectors.
How Do CVSA Roadside Inspections Impact Shippers?
From June 5-7, an average of 17 trucks and buses will be inspected every minute across North America. In prior years, we’ve seen tighter capacity and rate increases up to 30% during the 72-hour inspection blitz.
How Can Shippers Avoid Rate Increases and Capacity Issues?
The good news – planning ahead is a simple solution to ensuring the roadside inspections don’t disrupt your shipments. At GlobalTranz, we’ve found that increasing lead times between booking shipments and the actual pick-up of the shipment can significantly reduce your transportation costs. The best way to prevent disruptions or rate increases is to book shipments as early as possible.
Another great way to avoid disruptions from roadside inspections is utilizing the most reliable carriers. If you have an extensive carrier qualification process in place, you will already know which carriers have high safety ratings and whether they hold their vehicles and drivers to the highest standard.
From load planning to execution, your GlobalTranz support team and carrier relations department is poised to work on your behalf to avoid delays to your freight operations. Call 866.275.1407 or connect with an expert today.
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PHOENIX, ARIZONA — November 1, 2017— GlobalTranz Enterprises, Inc., a leading technology-driven freight management solution provider, today announced it has joined the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA), a group of industry executives and companies dedicated to developing and promoting blockchain technology standards throughout the logistics and trucking industry.
BiTA was formed in 2017 with the goal of bringing together the brightest minds from leading companies in the transportation industry to develop and embrace the first industry-specific blockchain standards. By providing more clarity and education around blockchain, BiTA intends to be the leading blockchain voice for the transportation industry.
At a basic level, blockchain technology is an open, distributed ledger or database, that digitally records the transaction history between parties involved. In transportation, blockchain can create a more connected and efficient supply chain by enabling real-time information sharing between shippers, carriers, brokers and more.
“Developing standard transactions using blockchain technology within our industry has potentially the same positive impact as that of X-12 EDI, EDIFACT, and other standards used today. By joining BiTA, we hope to work with others in the alliance to produce blockchain applications that can become an industry-wide standard leading to improve partner relations,” said Greg Carter, GlobalTranz’ CTO.
GlobalTranz CEO Bob Farrell sees the further development of blockchain technology in trucking and logistics as a significant advantage for stakeholders throughout the industry, particularly shippers, and is eager to begin working with BiTA. “GlobalTranz is excited to join forces with blockchain thought leaders to help grow and educate the logistics industry about this promising technology.”
To learn more about BiTA and blockchain in the trucking and logistics industry, visit https://bita.studio/.
GlobalTranz is a technology-driven freight brokerage company specializing in LTL, full truckload, third-party logistics and expedited shipping services. GlobalTranz is leading the market in innovative logistics technology that optimizes the efficiency of freight movement and matches shipper demand and carrier capacity in near real-time. Leveraging its extensive freight agent network, GlobalTranz has emerged as a fast-growing market leader with a customer base of over 25,000 shippers. In 2017, Transport Topics ranked GlobalTranz as the 13th largest freight brokerage firm in the U.S. For more information, visit http://www.globaltranz.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @globaltranz.
About Blockchain in Trucking Alliance
Founded in August 2017, the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA) is a forum for promotion, education, and encouragement to develop and adopt blockchain applications in the trucking, transportation, and logistics industry. BiTA’s goal is for members to participate, discuss, create, and adopt industry standard uses of blockchain applications and to provide clarity and direction for the development of blockchain technology in the trucking industry in a manner that will create efficiency, transparency, and foster trust. BiTA standards are intended to create a common framework to help organizations develop and adopt blockchain technology. For more information, visit www.bita.studio.
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