On Sept. 17-21, 2017, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) held its Annual Conference and Exhibition in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. Approximately 300 government officials, enforcement and industry members attended the conference in support of the Alliance’s mission to improve commercial motor vehicle safety and uniformity throughout North America.
The general session, which kicked off the annual conference, included regulatory updates from the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators/Compliance and Regulatory Affairs (CCMTA/CRA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The general session also included a presentation on the State of the Alliance by CVSA Executive Director Collin Mooney. In addition, award winners were acknowledged for the North American Inspectors Championship (NAIC) and CVSA’s 2017 college scholarships.
As one of his last duties as CVSA president, Julius Debuschewitz of Yukon Highways and Public Works presented the coveted CVSA President’s Award to Sgt. Thomas Fuller with the New York State Police, CVSA Associate Member President Jason Wing with Walmart Transportation LLC and Arther McFarland of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety.
CVSA has transitioned to its new leadership team for the 2017-2018 term. Capt. Chris Turner of the Kansas Highway Patrol is the new president of the Alliance. Capt. Scott Carnegie with the Mississippi Highway Patrol is CVSA’s vice president. Sgt. John Samis with the Delaware State Police was elected by the membership to the position of secretary. Deputy Chief Mark Savage of the Colorado State Patrol will serve as past president.
Next year’s CVSA Annual Conference and Exhibition will take place on Sept. 23-27, 2018, in Kansas City, Missouri.