Vehicle Inspectors Compete for Grand Championship in Pittsburgh

Aug 16, 2009
Fourty-four of the nation’s foremost vehicle inspectors gathered in Pittsburgh during the week of August 17-23 to compete in the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) North American Inspectors Championship (NAIC).

This year, the Jimmy K. Ammons Grand Champion Award went to Alex Bugeya, a CVSA-certified North American Standard Level 1 inspector from Ontario.  Bugeya won the title for his combined performance in seven events including North American Standard Level 1 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.”

Of the 44 competitors at this year, five inspectors represented Canada; three represented Mexico-SCT, and 36 represented the US.