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2021 Industry Roadside Inspection Driver Requirements Course - Camp Hill, PA

Monday, November 1, 2021 - Friday, November 5, 2021
Camp Hill, PA
CVSA is pleased to announce that it is resuming in-person, industry-only roadside inspection training courses. The weeklong training course will be on driver regulatory roadside inspection requirements and out-of-service conditions and will take place Nov. 1-5 in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. This will be the Alliance’s first industry roadside inspection training course since November 2019.

This course includes information on regulatory definitions, intrastate vs. interstate operations, commercial driver’s license and driver qualification requirements, hazardous materials, the updated 2020 U.S. hours-of-service rules, annual and trip inspections on commercial motor vehicles, human trafficking and the DataQ filing process.

This course is intended to provide industry with training to better understand the roadside regulatory requirements. The goal of the training is to provide each carrier with the tools and knowledge to achieve compliance with the roadside safety regulations and a better understanding of the relationship between regulatory requirements and out-of-service conditions.

The deadline for registration is Friday, Oct. 22.
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2021 Virtual North American Cargo Securement Harmonization Public Forum

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 (1:00 PM-5:00 PM)

The fall 2021 Virtual North American Cargo Securement Harmonization Public Forum will be offered as a virtual event, scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1-5 p.m. EST. This public forum is open to the industry, enforcement and all interested parties.

During this public forum, stakeholders will discuss cargo securement regulations in pursuit of developing and implementing uniform regulatory requirements for the securement of cargo on or within commercial motor vehicles throughout North America.

The North American Cargo Securement Harmonization Public Forum continues efforts begun by the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) in 1993 when it approved funding and management for research designed to update and improve cargo securement standards. Subsequently, CCMTA’s initial research and standards were completed, and the effort was expanded with support from the United States. Today, on an ongoing basis, Canadian and U.S. regulators and other constituents participate in this forum to identify and, where appropriate, address cargo securement issues for potential implementation in an internationally harmonized standard.

In order to better enable communication of meeting documents and information, registration is required.

For more information, contact Kerri Wirachowsky at CVSA kerriw@cvsa.org or 301-830-6153.
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2022 COHMED Conference

Monday, January 24, 2022 - Friday, January 28, 2022
San Diego, CA
The COHMED Conference is presented by the Cooperative Hazardous Materials Enforcement Development (COHMED) Program. This partnership works to foster coordination, cooperation and communication between federal, state and local agencies that have regulatory and enforcement responsibility for the safe transportation of hazardous materials and the industry that they regulate.

By attending this focused, one-of-a-kind conference, you’ll meet face-to-face with representatives from federal and state agencies—as well as hazardous materials specialists, instructors, enforcement personnel, emergency planning managers, responders, academic institutions, interest groups and private industry—from all across North America. It’s is an unparalleled opportunity to network, build better working relationships and provide input into future changes and regulations.

In a nutshell, this annual conference provides a vital conduit for industry to present concerns and perspectives about the enforcement of the regulations. The information-sharing and problem-solving that takes place, coupled with the in-depth education that’s presented, is critical to building cooperation among stakeholders. If you are involved in HazMat regulation, enforcement or safety, COHMED this is one event you cannot afford to miss.
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