The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will offer its last Industry Roadside Inspection Training Course for the year next October. This is the last chance during 2018 to attend this course. However, more courses will be scheduled for 2019. The course will take place at Colney, Georgia, from October 22nd to October 26th. Keep in mind that the course is offered to the motor carrier industry, only.
What Does The Industry Roadside Inspection Training Course Offer?
The Industry Roadside Inspection Training Course will cover such topics as regulatory definitions, intrastate and interstate operations, driver’s license and driver qualifications, transportation of hazardous materials, HOS rules and limitations, annual inspections, etc. According to the CVSA director, Kerri Wirachowsky, this training course will provide attendants with a full understanding of safety requirements and regulations.
Earlier this year, during the months of June and July 2018, the CVSA offered two similar courses that were so successful they both sold out. In June, the course went over roadside inspection driver requirements, while in July, the course focused on vehicle requirements. Due to their huge success, the CVSA decided to offer the courses again, now in October.
What Was the Overall Perception of the Courses?
According to the CVSA website, they got quite a positive reaction from those who attended the summer courses. One of them was Tom Brady, an industry consultant and senior editor at J. J. Keller & Associates. He stated that the course was simply excellent. As he works in the safety and regulations industry, Brady found the course particularly helpful, especially from the perspective that it offers. He said that knowing what inspection officers look for regarding compliance offers an insight he might not have obtained other way.
Another attendee was Soona Lee, the director of regulatory compliance from EROAD, a company with more than 10 years of experience in the industry of road safety and electronic logging devices. She described the summer courses as “fantastic”. Soona highlights the quality of the content and the knowledge of the instructors. She also mentions that these courses will allow her to keep the perspective of inspection officers in mind when instructing carriers on the purpose of regulations. “Everyone is aiming to accomplish the same goal – public safety on the roads” she added.
Who Can Register to Attend These Courses?
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance offers this course to motor carriers, owner-operators, commercial vehicle drivers and technicians, fleet managers and vendors. There are two prices available for the courses. For those interested members of the CVSA, the courses have a cost of $995 as Class III Associates. For those who are not CVSA members, the courses have a cost of $1195. It is important to mention that there are only 35 spaces available. They also highlight that the registration deadline is Monday, September 24th, so those interested have a bit more than a week to register if they haven’t already.
For more information, you can contact Kerri Wirachowsky, CVSA Director of the Roadside Inspection Program.