CVSA Strengthens CMV Uniformity, Safety at NAIC

Commercial Vehicle Inspectors Who Compete are Leaders in Highway Safety

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Forty-four inspectors representing nearly every jurisdiction across North America convened this year in a city known for its champions — Pittsburgh — August 17-23, 썙 to compete in the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) North American Inspectors Championship (NAIC).

This year, Alex Bugeya, a CVSA-certified North American Standard Level I inspector from Ontario was awarded the Jimmy K. Ammons Grand Champion Award for his combined performances in seven competition elements including North American Standard Level I Inspection and North American Standard HAZMAT/Transportation of Dangerous Goods Inspection.

“I am so very proud of the men and women who put on a uniform and badge every day and dedicate their lives to commercial motor vehicle safety,” said Stephen F. Campbell, CVSA’s Executive Director. “They are the ones making highways safer for everyone who drives alongside commercial motor vehicles and this championship recognizes them for their contribution to highway safety.”

“We owe a great debt of gratitude to commercial vehicle safety inspectors. These dedicated men and women vigilantly enforce safety regulations that help protect the lives and well being of every traveler,” said Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Acting Deputy Administrator Rose A. McMurray. “It is through the NAIC competition that we honor these law enforcement officers for their expertise, courage and commitment to highway safety.”

NAIC is managed by CVSA; funded in part by FMCSA and is successful due to strong industry participation and sponsorship.

Award presenters included Rose A. McMurray, Stephen F. Campbell, and CVSA President Darren E. Christle. NAIC also has been recognized by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) as an event that “Advances America.”

Of the 44 CVSA-certified North American Standard Level I roadside inspectors that competed in the 17th annual Championship, five inspectors represented Canada; three inspectors represented Mexico-SCT; and 36 representing the U.S.

In addition to the Grand Champion award, the following were also presented:

  • High Points United States: Robert Keeney – Massachusetts
  • High Points Canada: Alex Bugeya – Ontario
  • High Points Mexico: Noe Mauricio Ley Jimenez – Mexico
  • North American Standard Level I Inspection: 1. Alex Bugeya – Ontario; 2. Rick Smith – Alberta; 3. Frederick Heggestad – Arizona.
  • North American Standard Level V Passenger Vehicle (Motorcoach) Inspection: 1. Darrin Rose – Oklahoma;
    2. Katrina Robson – Florida; 3. Rick Smith – Alberta.
  • North American Standard Hazardous Materials/Transportation of Dangerous Goods and Cargo Tank/Bulk Packagings Inspection: 1. Alex Bugeya – Ontario; 2. Robert Keeney – Massachusetts; 3. Pierre Grimard – Quebec.
  • John Youngblood Award of Excellence: Charles Granger – Maine
  • Team Award: Red Team: Team Leader – Timothy Cotter; James Canard – Arkansas; Jeffrey Boller – Michigan; Alex Bugeya – Ontario; Ronald Longolucco – Rhode Island; Jean-Paul Abel – South Carolina; John McFarland – Tennessee; Scott Theobald – Utah; Kenneth Clark – Virginia.
  • CVSA is an international not-for-profit organization comprised of local, state, provincial, territorial and federal motor carrier safety officials and industry representatives from the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Our mission is to promote commercial motor vehicle safety and security by providing leadership to enforcement, industry and policy makers. In addition, CVSA has several hundred associate members who are committed to helping the Alliance achieve its goals; uniformity, compatibility and reciprocity of commercial vehicle inspections, and enforcement activities throughout North America by individuals dedicated to highway safety and security. For more on CVSA visit

    SOURCE Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

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  1. Tim says:

    There are many negative articles all over the news about semi’s, tour bus companies etc… What about the silent epidemic that’s growing exponentially that invloves interstate “Transport for Hire” operations by vehicles meeting the definition of “Commercial Vehicle” that aren’t even properly licensed?

    http://www.UShip.Com is where you’ll find hundreds of such transports being gotten from everyday by these “Pick-up Truck” driving carriers.

    There’s some great articles here on the same exact thing here: Mover-in-a-Virtual-Marketplace-safe-Part-1

    A group of approximately 80 people have form a web site trying to address the same issue and gain some attention here:


    Why can’t we get some attention drawn to these type of folks that are also placing the public at risk on our nations highways?

    Afterall, since at least 70% on UShip.Com are transporting illegally, what system of checks and balances are in place for them?


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