inspectors are undergoing a three-week training program to enable them
to conduct commercial driver and vehicle inspections according to existing
North American safety standards.
hosted by the California Highway Patrol and funded by the Federal Motor
Carrier Safety Administration, will eventually train 28 Mexican inspectors.
Vehicle Safety Alliance, an organization composed of truck and bus enforcement
agencies in Canada, the United States and Mexico, announced the training
the inspectors will apply CVSA decals to commercial vehicles that pass
safety inspection standards. The inspectors also can place commercial vehicles
and drivers out of service.
is taking place at border inspection facilities in Calexico and Otay Mesa,
CA, and is being conducted by federal and state instructors and CVSA-certified
inspectors from California, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona.
to the students at an informal ceremony, CVSA President Paul Sullivan said, “The
roadside inspection program saves lives. NAFTA has placed the spotlight
on us, and we are expected to perform. We accept this challenge because
we are prepared and our members believe in each other.”