CHP’s September Safety Summit open to truckers on Sept. 19

Have you ever read news reports or heard updates on the radio about the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance meetings and wished truckers were invited to participate in these meetings of enforcement personnel?

The meeting of CVSA, the 2010 annual conference set for next week, Sept. 20-23, at the Anaheim Marriott in Anaheim, CA, is being preceded by an event that is open to truckers.

While participation in the actual CVSA conference is limited to members of the alliance, that’s not the case at all with the California Highway Patrol’s 2010 Commercial Vehicle Safety Summit being held in conjunction with the CVSA conference.

The CHP event will even be held the day before the CVSA meeting on Sunday, Sept. 19, and at the same location.

“Our OOIDA members ask us frequently when CVSA is going to have a conference that truckers can participate in,” said OOIDA’s Director of Regulatory Affairs Joe Rajkovacz. “Well – the Commercial Vehicle Safety Summit is their big chance.”

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Summit is styled after CVSA conferences, and the target audiences are people from the trucking industry – truckers included.

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Summit will feature break-out sessions on the following topics:
• California Air Resources Board regulations;
• Hours-of-service regulations;
• California Biennial Inspection of Terminal (BIT) program;
• Hazardous material;
• Oversize/permit loads;
• Operating authority;
• Training safe drivers; and
• CSA 2010.

The California Highway Patrol will also recognize the winners of their new Safe Transportation Achievement Recognition (STAR) Awards program at the Summit.

There is no charge to attend the Commercial Vehicle Safety Summit conference, but preregistration is required. To preregister, click here. Truck parking is available. There will be a hosted lunch and reception at the end of the conference free for all attendees.

OOIDA staff is participating in the conference and will have a First Observer booth on-site.

– By Land Line staff

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