Commercial Vehicle Safety Summit

May 25-26, 2021 • Denver, CO

The North Dakota State University (NDSU), Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute (UGPTI) was pleased to host the second Western Regional Commercial Vehicle Safety Summit. The Summit was co-hosted with the Colorado State Patrol, and was a hybrid event to allow for both in-person and virtual attendance. There were 230 total attendees from licensing and transportation agencies, academia, law enforcement, and industry, with 80 attendees in-person and about 150 virtual attendees. There were representatives from almost all of the western states and territories, and a few other states across the country as well.

The Summit shared research and best practices with a focus to improve data quality, the collection and use of CMV data, and ultimately to improve commercial vehicle safety. It highlighted ways states have worked to improve data quality, improve the ways they collect data, and/or new ways they are using the data.

The speaker presentations, recordings, and biographies can be accessed using the links below. For further resources, please reference our Commercial Vehicle Safety Center website.


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Tue, May 25, 2021
8:00 - 8:30 AMRegistration — coffee and networking
8:30 - 10:00 AMWelcoming Remarks and Opening Session
10:00 - 10:15 AMBreak
10:15 - 12:00 PMPlenary Session — Emerging Trends, Issues, and Challenges
12:00 - 1:15 PMLunch
1:15 - 2:45 PMPlenary Session — Best Practices — Innovative Processes
2:45 - 3:00 PMBreak
3:00 - 5:00 PMPlenary Session — Resources and Tools
5:00 - 7:00 PMNetworking Reception — South Convention Lobby
Wed, May 26, 2021
7:30 - 8:00 AMCoffee and networking
8:00 - 12:00 PMPlenary Session — Research and Partnerships
12:00 - 1:15 PMLunch
1:15 - 2:45 PMPlenary Session — Roundtable Discussion of State Issues
2:45 - 3:00 PMBreak
3:00 - 5:00 PMQ&A and Open Mic Discussion facilitated by Scott Hernandez
  • Each table / attendee to discuss and share their main takeaway from this Summit.
  • Next Steps and Closing Comments

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Posts from the Summit were tagged with #WSCSummit2021


Funding provided through a cooperative agreement with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

If you would like more information, email Brenda Lantz at