Scott Hernandez joined the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) on Jan. 22, 2018, as director of crash standards and analysis.
Hernandez has more than 30 years of experience as a member of law enforcement with the Colorado State Patrol. He started at Colorado Port of Entry where he was a CVSA-certified inspector and size and weight officer, and worked his way up throughout the years to become colonel of the Colorado State Patrol. Hernandez retired from the Colorado State Patrol as colonel in 2017.
Hernandez specializes in accident reconstruction with training in commercial motor vehicle (CMV) crash investigation. He holds Level 4 Accident Reconstruction Certification and completed the Commercial Vehicle Crash Inspection Course through the Florida Highway Patrol. Hernandez brings a career of knowledge and passion in improving commercial motor vehicle safety – from completing inspections to supervising compliance officers to working cooperatively in the development of rules that ensure safety and compliance with federal regulations.
“The director of crash standards and analysis is a newly created position, requiring specific technical program knowledge in the areas of motor carrier safety, commercial motor vehicle crash reduction efforts and crash data standardization objectives,” said CVSA Executive Director Collin Mooney. “Scott is a highly motivated, responsible, qualified and accountable leader who possesses the desired abilities, skills, education and experience to take on the challenges of the new director of crash standards and analysis position.”
As director of crash standards and analysis, Hernandez manages the Alliance’s commercial motor vehicle crash data quality efforts, and adapts and integrates law enforcement training concepts and principles to achieve optimum performance of CVSA’s CMV crash analysis initiatives. He serves as the primary resource on CMV crash reduction efforts, issues and programs, and provides advice and counsel on CMV crash reduction strategies, CMV crash data standardization and analysis, CMV post-crash analysis and training, CMV crash data quality improvement, legislation, CMV safety policies, information systems and technology.
Hernandez also serves as the CVSA staff liaison and expert for the new CVSA Crash Standards and Analysis Committee, which will have its first official meeting at the 2018 CVSA Workshop in Portland, Oregon this April.
“As the director of crash standards and analysis, I will draw on my years of experience and education to ensure consistency with CVSA’s mission and goals,” said Hernandez. “I have proudly served the state of Colorado for more than 30 years and I now look forward to serving the members of CVSA.”
Scott is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the FBI National Leadership Institute and the Northwestern Police Staff and Command School.