Commercial Vehicle Safety and CDL Compliance Summit

Nov. 28-29, 2018 • Denver, CO

About 130 professionals from licensing and transportation agencies, academia and law enforcement in 15 states attended the Commercial Vehicle Safety and CDL Compliance Summit in Denver, CO. The speaker presentations and biographies can be accessed using the links below. For further resources, please reference our Commercial Vehicle Safety Center website (opens a new window / tab).

Download a PDF version of the Summit program (PDF, 964K)


Wed, November 28, 2018
8:00 - 9:00 AMRegistration — coffee and networking
9:00 - 10:15 AMWelcoming Remarks and Opening Session — Colorado State Patrol Color Guard
10:15 - 10:30 AMBreak
10:30 - 12:00 PMPlenary Session — Emerging Trends, Issues, and Challenges
12:00 - 1:30 PMLunch and Keynote Speaker
1:30 - 3:00 PMPlenary Session — Educational Programs and Overcoming Obstacles
3:00 - 3:15 PMBreak
3:15 - 5:00 PMPlenary Session — Best Practices — Innovative Processes
  • Montana DOT, Motor Carrier Services (MCS) Division (PDF, 1298K)
    • Officers use the same public safety system that provides the following standard functions: automated citation, computer aided dispatch, NLETS checks, and CDL verification checks. Enforcement also uses automated ramp screening to identify highest risk CMV's.
  • Modernization of the Colorado Motor Vehicle System (PDF, 678K)
    • Innovative technology that allows the driver to submit the MEC and/or to secure the MVR electronically. Commercial drivers now can ensure that their driver record is accurate and up-to-date without being in the State of Colorado.
      • Crystal Soderman, Traffic Records Manager, Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles, Driver Control Section
  • Mobile Commercial Driver's License (PDF, 605K)
    • mCDL is a tablet computer-based system designed for CDL examiners to efficiently administer vehicle inspections, basic control skills and road tests.
      • Brie Salmons, Operations Manager, Appalachian Transportation Institute, Marshall University Research Corporation
  • Advancements in Weigh Station Technologies (PDF, 1382K)
    • A discussion of the Tire Anomaly and Classification System (TACS) in use in select states.
5:30 - 7:00 PMNetworking Reception — Marriott SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown — Sponsored by International Road Dynamics (IRD)
Thu, November 29, 2018
7:00 - 8:00 AMCoffee and networking
8:00 - 10:15 AMPlenary Session — Research and Partnerships
10:15 - 10:30 AMBreak
10:30 - 12:00 PMPlenary Session — Emerging Technologies
12:00 - 1:30 PMLunch, Discussion, and Closing Remarks
1:30 - 3:00 PMOpen networking time — Please use our meeting space for continued networking or follow-up meetings

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Funding provided through a grant from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

If you would like more information, email Brenda Lantz at