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Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance provides variety of safety products

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has published a new edition of the North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria Handbook, which includes a pictorial addition with color photos of out-of-service violations. The spiral-bound handbook costs $35 each for non-members, $23 for associate members, and $18 for enforcement personnel. Quantity discounts are available for orders of 50 or more.

Out-of-service criteria also is available on CD-ROM, which includes the United States and Canadian version of the CVSA out-of-service criteria and the US CFR49. Users can load the criteria to a computer and search topics using a word search engine and create notes pages in areas of interest. The CD-ROM version also includes pictures. The cost is $90 each for non-members, $75 for associate members, and $50 for enforcement personnel.

CVSA also offers a Cargo Securement Training Program available to members for $149 each and $199 for non-members. The program includes an instructor's manual, PowerPoint presentations, Cargo Securement Working Load Limit Calculator, CVSA cargo securement guidelines, driver handbook, 2004 out-of-service criteria, and training DVDs.

A Cargo Securement Working Load Limit Calculator, a software program that includes data on more than 7,000 pieces of heavy equipment and their weights, is also available for purchase individually. The software helps users calculate a cargo's working load limit so they can determine whether the restraint devices, chains, and nylon straps are adequate to hold the load. The software is priced at $49 each.

Revised CVSA Cargo Securement Guidelines also are available individually at $20 for members, $30 for non-members.

The North American Standard Inspection schematics, which are two-sided laminated documents that outline the North American Standard Inspection process, is provided. Truck and motorcoach versions are $2.50 for members and $3.50 for non-members.

All of these products can be ordered online at For more details, phone 202-775-1623.

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