Benefits and Services

As a CVSA associate member, you are among the nearly 3,000 members who are committed to helping the Alliance achieve its goal of uniformity, compatibility and reciprocity of commercial motor vehicle inspections and enforcement throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Below are just some of the benefits of being a CVSA associate member.

  • CVSA Operations Manual – You’ll have access to Inspection Bulletins, CVSA Bylaws, CVSA Operational Policies and Inspection Procedures, and more.
  • Conferences and Workshops – Our conferences, workshops and meetings provide networking and educational opportunities with other industry members and enforcement officials, plus the opportunity to share your ideas, feedback and perspectives with others in government and the transportation safety industry.
  • Committees – Unless otherwise specified, you are welcome to participate in any number of CVSA committees, open to our entire membership – whether that’s in person at our meetings and conferences, during our committee conference calls, or online by viewing the agendas, minutes, action items and other important documents in your private CVSA online account. Committee participation offers our associate members the opportunity to address critical issues that impact commercial motor vehicle safety and security. Our committees focus on areas ranging from vehicle, driver and traffic enforcement to hazardous materials, training and information systems; just to name a few.
  • Complimentary Handbook – You will receive a complimentary copy of CVSA’s latest “North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria Handbook and Pictorial.” The handbook is an important tool for carriers, drivers, technicians and maintenance personnel. Not only does it identify critical vehicle inspection items but it also details the criteria used for placing a driver or vehicle out of service.
  • Programs – Participate and support CVSA programs, all of which are well recognized throughout the industry, such as International Roadcheck, Operation Airbrake, Operation Safe Driver, Cooperative Hazardous Materials Enforcement Development (COHMED), the Level VI Program, the North American Inspectors Championship (NAIC) and more.
  • Exhibiting and Sponsorship Opportunities – Market your product and/or service at one of our meetings. Members receive a substantial discount on all exhibit opportunities. Associate members contribute annually to support the Alliance’s mission and strategic goals and are responsible for the success of our meetings and events. As a contributor, you’ll garner exclusive, year-round opportunities to share and promote your organization’s brand and demonstrate your commitment to commercial vehicle safety and security.
  • Cumulative Sponsorship Levels – As an associate member, you have exclusive opportunities to promote your business by sponsoring various events, awards, programs, products, etc. Whether you make an annual donation or sponsor a specific event, all your contributions are tabulated cumulatively and applied to your sponsorship level. Increased levels in sponsorship mean more member benefits for your company.
  • Discounted Member Rates – Products in our online store, and registration fees and hotel rates for our events are discounted for CVSA associate members.
  • CVSA Headquarters Staff – With more than 100 years of combined transportation experience in the government and industry sectors, our headquarters staff stands ready to serve all its members.
  • Priority – When it comes to booth space and locations at our exhibits, special offers and opportunities throughout the year, and the opportunity to connect with our law enforcement members, as an associate member, you’re always given priority.
  • Networking Opportunities – There is no other organization like CVSA that consists of CMV law enforcement and industry. CVSA provides a unique environment where you can interact directly with others in the transportation safety industry and gain real-world knowledge from enforcement jurisdictions and your peers at other companies.
  • CVSA Directory – Get instant access to one of the largest commercial motor vehicle safety groups in North America. Trucking companies, owner operators, consultants, manufacturers, trade publication companies and commercial motor vehicle enforcement agencies are all available to you for direct contact.
  • Education and Training Materials – Find an array of educational and instructional products, resources and publications which are used by both the enforcement officials who inspect commercial vehicles and by fellow industry members who seek to be informed on more effective preventative maintenance and other safety programs.
  • Magazine – “Guardian,” CVSA’s quarterly magazine, will keep you up to date on current safety issues and federal/state/provincial programs affecting commercial motor vehicle safety and security on our roadways, as well as innovations and best practices. You can even be an active contributor by submitting articles for possible inclusion in the magazine.
  • Organizational Leadership – CVSA offers many opportunities for motivated individuals to step into leadership roles. We encourage you to consider leadership positions within our organization. You can do your part to help lead and shape this organization, while proudly representing your company. We offer the CVSA Leadership Handbook for download as a reference guide for members who are serving or are interested in serving in leadership positions within the Alliance.
  • Website – A link to your company’s website will be added to our site, giving you full exposure to the public directly from our website.
  • Individualized Online CVSA Account – You’ll have your own individualized online CVSA member account where you can register for events, join a committee, change your contact information, have access to important members-only documents, order discounted products from the store and much more.
  • Electronic Subscriptions – Knowledge is power. Through our twice per month e-newsletters, Safety Exchange and Legislative and Regulatory Updates, you will have access to the most current information on the latest safety issues affecting the industry.