Hurst, director of Carrier Safety and Enforcement for the Ministry
of Transportation in Ontario, Canada, recently began his one-year
term as president of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.
known to truckers as CVSA, the allianceis an association of state,
provincial and federal commercial vehicle safety enforcement agencies
and industry representatives in Canada, Mexico and the United States.
has at least 20 years of commercial vehicle enforcement experience.
Despite a busy year ahead with CVSA's work, he will be keeping up
with his regular position in Toronto.
sees commercial vehicle safety and enforcement as having come a
long way, but facing change and new challenges.
volume of goods moved by commercial trucking grows almost daily,
as trucking has become the economic lifeblood of our three great
nations. And now there’s the unwieldy balance of maintaining security
at our international borders while striving for the seamless movement
of freight across the borders," he says. “As we face these
and other challenges, our tradition will provide firm footing as
we stretch, explore and probe to the edges of the envelope to find
new ways to advance our cause – an environment free of commercial
vehicle accidents and incidents.”