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
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.