Vehicle Safety Alliance
The Commercial Vehicle Safety
Alliance (CVSA) is an association of state,
provincial, and federal officials responsible
for the administration and enforcement of
motor carrier safety laws in Canada, the
United States and Mexico. It was established
to promote an environment free of commercial
vehicle accidents and incidents.
British Columbia is a founding
member. All of the CVSE enforcement officers
and some Police officers are CVSA trained
and certified to perform CVSA level 1 inspections
(the most thorough). To retain certification,
all inspectors must perform a minimum of
32 inspections annually and must attend
required upgrade training.
In recent years, CVSA Region
V (Canada) has take a leadership role in
developing and implementing focused enforcement
campaigns designed to reduce incidence of
high risk safety defects and heighten industry
The North American Inspectors
Championship (NAIC) and various Roadchecks
throughout the province are annual events
on the CVSA calendar.
For more information see the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance website.