Recent hurricanes delayed the delivery of fourth-quarter
CVSA safety stickers in some jurisdictions.
The Washington, DC-based Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance
recently discovered its Florida-based supplier has been unable to deliver the
fourth-quarter decals, and issued a safety bulletin with guidelines on how
enforcement personnel should continue to use third-quarter decals for a few
The third-quarter CVSA decals are orange with no corners
removed. In the safety bulletin guidelines direct that they should be used
until the white, 2004 fourth-quarter decals are available.
Enforcement personnel are to provide a copy of the guidance
document to each driver for each qualifying vehicle at the time of inspection.
They are also to provide two copies of the inspection report to each driver of
a qualifying vehicle at the time of inspection, and they must accept third-quarter
decals, accompanied by a copy of the inspection report, as proof that a vehicle
qualified for a decal during the fourth quarter.
Carriers are to return to the issuing jurisdiction at a
later time, but still during the fourth quarter, to secure a fourth-quarter
decal for each qualifying vehicle.