New CVSA president testifies before Congress on hazmat issues

| 10/18/2001

The first assignment for Massachusetts State Police Lieutenant Paul Sullivan, newly elected president of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, recently testified before the U.S. Congress about hazardous materials transportation driver licensing issues and how they relate to the current national crisis. Appearing before the Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine, Lt. Sullivan recommended a number of reforms for the Commercial Drivers Licensing Program that include stricter and more uniform testing requirements among the states and a criminal check on anyone who applies for a license to haul hazardous materials.

Lt. Sullivan is a lifelong resident of Massachusetts, a graduate of Western New England College with a Bachelors Degree in Law Enforcement and a 23-year veteran of the Massachusetts State Police. While serving in the Massachusetts State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section, he has been active in a number of CVSA capacities including serving as secretary/treasurer, first-vice president and chairman of the Vehicle Committee. He also served as CVSA Region I President for the Northeastern United States.

CVSA is North America's leading commercial vehicle safety enforcement organization. Its members include enforcement agencies from all U.S. states and territories, Canadian provinces and territories, Mexico, and truck and bus industry representatives.