CVSA offering inspection familiarization seminars

| 3/29/2002

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is offering seminars for truck and bus drivers to help learn how to pass a CVSA inspection. Inspection familiarization seminars, titled "How to Pass the CVSA Critical Item Inspection and Earn a CVSA Decal," are scheduled at 14 locations throughout the country from May 21 to Sept. 19.

The seminars are intended to help the commercial vehicle industry learn how to make sure their vehicles pass a CVSA Critical Item Inspection and earn a CVSA decal. Seminar participants will gain the information they need to detect a vehicle's safety-related defects or violations before it hits the road.

Each seminar is designed to teach the different levels of truck and motor coach inspections, the inspecting officer's Critical Item Checklist and the North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria. The seminar concludes with a practical, hands-on walk-around inspection.

Registration is $199 per person for a one-day seminar (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), which includes a complimentary copy of CVSA's Inspection Familiarization Notebook. Attendees also receive 0.6 Continuing Education Units (CEU's).

Seminar dates and sites:

May 21, Hagerstown, MD
May 22, Ephrata, PA
May 23, Forked River, NJ

June 11, Dayton, OH
June 12, Fort Wayne, IN
June 13, Chicago
June 27, Las Vegas (at the International Trucking Show)

July 16, Dallas
July 17, Houston

Aug. 28, Boston
Aug. 29, Albany, NY

Sept. 17, Richfield, OH
Sept. 18, Buffalo, NY

Sept. 19, Toronto, Ontario

For more information, visit, e-mail, or call the seminar hotline at 1-800-642-2067.