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December 18, 2014

E-log Vendors Busy Implementing HOS Changes

The recently enacted change to drivers hours-of-service rules, scrapping parts of the restart provision adopted in July 2013, has prompted telematics and e-log providers to hustle out updates to their hours-of-service applications.

September 24, 2014

FMCSA Makes Changes to SMS Website to Improve User Experience

An FMCSA representative offers a guide to the changes in the website that hosts and displays safety information under the government's Compliance, Safety, Accountability enforcement program plus a rules update at TMW's annual user conference.

November 11, 2013

CDL/Med Card Merger: The Deadline is Near

An important deadline is just around the corner for CDL drivers and their motor carriers. As of Jan. 30, 2014, all CDL holders must have supplied information about the type of driving they do (self-certify) and the status of their medical certificate/card to their state driver’s licensing agency.

January 31, 2013

CVSA Offers 2013 Out-of-Service Criteria Handbook

The 2013 edition of the North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria Handbook and Pictorial is now available for order from CVSA.

January 28, 2013

Motor Carriers Make Adjustments While CSA is Fine-Tuned

In December, the FMCSA made good on its commitment to Congress to install refinements to the CSA initiative by implementing 11 changes to the Safety Measurement System. J.J. Keller's Bob Rose has more details.

January 10, 2013

FMCSA Releases Safety Management Cycle Resources

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has released new materials to assist motor carriers in identifying and addressing their safety and compliance issues. These materials include the Safety Management Cycle, an important tool that Agency Safety Investigators use during on-site investigations.

January 9, 2013

Safety & Compliance Seminars for Fleet Professionals Offered in 24 Cities

Idealease Inc., in partnership with the National Private Truck Council will present safety and compliance seminars in 24 cities in the U.S. and Canada from February through March

January 8, 2013

CSA Changes Mean More Attention to Maintenance Items Than Ever

The latest revision to the way the federal government assesses fleet safety and compliance will mean the Vehicle Maintenance BASIC just got more important than ever

January 8, 2013

Troubleshooting Trailer Lights

One of the most common reasons for an officer to pull a driver over is for a faulty light. Below are some basic guidelines on how to troubleshoot some of the problems that may arise with a trailer lighting system

January 2, 2013

To DataQ or Not to DataQ...That is the Question

HNI's Don Jerrell shares what he learned about DataQs (FMCSA's method of challenging erroneous CSA points) at a recent ATA Safety & Loss Prevention Management Council meeting.

December 27, 2012

3 Steps to a Better Culture: Improve CSA Compliance by Valuing Your Drivers

In my 38 years of involvement with highway safety, and even more recently as a safety consultant, I have observed a unique situation distinctive to safe and compliant companies: They value their employees by creating a safety culture

December 6, 2012

ATA White Paper Outlines Flaws in CSA Data

In a new white paper, the American Trucking Associations demonstrates how the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's safety monitoring and measurement system, Compliance Safety Accountability, lacks sufficient data on the majority of the industry to render meaningful scores for most motor carriers

December 5, 2012

House Bill Would Require Pilot Program for DOT Hair Testing for Drugs

Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wisc.) introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives requiring the U.S. Department of Transportation to conduct a pilot program to evaluate the use of hair samples to test commercial drivers for illicit drug use

November 29, 2012

Carriers Need to get 'Ducks in a Row' on Hazmat for CSA 3.0

In the coming days, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will unveil version 3.0 of its Safety Measurement System under the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program, and the changes will mean increased scrutiny of hazmat compliance, even for companies not considered hazmat carriers

November 28, 2012

Four Screening Best Practices for Speeding Time to Hire

These days, transportation companies are caught between the proverbial driver shortage and their CSA BASIC scores

November 6, 2012

Using the Safety Management Cycle

The Compliance, Safety, Accountability enforcement model has been fine-tuned on multiple occasions since the program's inception by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

September 17, 2012

Don't Ignore Your Brakes

There's nothing like a smack up side the head with a two-by-four to get your attention. That's what the Federal Motor Carrier Administration is doing to fleet maintenance with its Compliance, Safety, Accountability program

September 6, 2012

Brake Safety Tips for Brake Safety Week

To prepare for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's Brake Safety Week Sept. 9-15, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems recommends making sure you're familiar with CVSA inspection requirements and procedures

August 21, 2012

Group Effort Needed to Deal with Crash Accountability Question

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has delayed its promised changes to its Compliance, Safety and Accountability program, and the truck and bus industries are being vocal with their frustration

July 20, 2012

National Registry for Medical Examiners Goes Live

The DOT is reminding the industry that the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners is now live. The registry is part of a rule posted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration aiming to shore up driver medical standards.

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