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April 25, 2016

Trucking Regulations in the Pipeline: Update from NPTC

It took him all of an hour and a half, but Rick Schweitzer, general counsel for the National Private Truck Council, gamely managed to get across the key elements of the sweep of regulatory changes coming down the pike for trucking.

March 23, 2016

Vigillo Adds BASIC Measure Analyzer to Carrier Select

Transportation data mining and analysis provider Vigillo announced the BASIC Measure Analyzer as a new feature of Carrier Select that gives more context to CSA data.

March 8, 2016

PeopleNet Selects Vigillo as CSA Data Provider

Fleet management software provider PeopleNet has chosen Vigillo to provide CSA data for its new safety analytics dashboard.

March 7, 2016

FMCSA: CSA Raw Data Publicly Visible Again

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced on March 7 that it has restored to public view its “absolute measures” of the safety performance of motor carriers of property.

March 1, 2016

FMCSA Report on Life-Saving Impact of Safety Enforcement Challenged

A supplier of safety/compliance services and, separately, the American Trucking Associations have taken issue with what the agency contends the report indicates.

February 28, 2016

Trailer Light-Out System Shown by Truck-Lite

Truck-Lite says its new Light-Out Detection System alerts drivers of one or more trailer lights that are dark. The system replaces the nose box and distributes power among lighting circuits, and signals a light-out condition by illuminating a warning lamp on the trailer’s nose.

January 21, 2016

Commentary: New Year Brings Hope From Washington

The year went quickly, but that’s because so much happened — largely good in our trucking sphere. You don’t need me to review things, but a couple of developments late in 2015 leave me very hopeful about what lies ahead.

January 20, 2016

FMCSA’s Darling: CSA Study in the Works

The acting administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration told a Senate panel that the mandated study of the effectiveness of the agency’s Carrier Safety Accountability scoring program is slated to begin next month.

January 15, 2016

What Does a Skateboarder Have to do with CSA?

A tragic accident illustrates why carriers want the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program to include crash accountability.

January 15, 2016

Safety Profiles No Easy Fix

Technology can help, but polishing a safety profile will always be about improving driver behavior and equipment maintenance.

January 15, 2016

U.S. Xpress Bases Driver Pay Hike on Safety Record

U.S. Xpress has announced a pay raise for solo truck drivers who have remained accident- and ticket-free with no CSA violations for at least 12 months as part of an effort to focus on driver safety.

January 13, 2016

Not So Fast: Truck Groups Contend Safety Fitness Proposal Violates FAST Act

The validity of a rule proposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that would increase the use of inspection data in making Safety Fitness Determinations for motor carriers has been challenged by a coalition of eight associations representing trucking interests.

December 15, 2015

FMCSA Makes Progress on Safety Fitness Rulemaking

Notice of a proposed rule that would increase the use of inspection data in making Safety Fitness Determinations for motor carriers is expected to be published by Dec. 29

December 8, 2015

FMCSA Extends Regulatory Exemption for Bendix Windshield Cam

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has received a regulatory two-year exemption extension for the video camera component for two of its commercial vehicle safety systems from the FMCSA.

December 7, 2015

Vigillo Keeping CSA Scores Available via Carrier Select

Vigillo has announced that Carrier Select, the company’s carrier selection tool for freight brokers, shippers and insurance providers, will continue to provide CSA scores that its carrier customers can opt-in to share.

December 4, 2015

FMCSA Removes CSA Data from Public View

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that, as of Dec. 4, it has removed "much of" the CSA data that had previously been visible to the public on the FMCSA website.

November 10, 2015

Crashing Against Common Sense

ATRI's latest CSA Research Piece found that excluding “non-preventable crashes” from data decreased the Crash Indicator BASIC by nearly 15% among over a dozen carriers studied.

October 20, 2015

Vigillo's 'Just' Promises Corrections to Unfair CSA Scores

'Just' creates an alternate method of scoring based on findings of independent enforcement experts and it makes the results available to fleets.

October 20, 2015

Hours of Service: Trucking’s Top Concern – Again

For the third year in a row, a survey of carriers and drivers has found that Hours of Service rules stand out as the biggest concern facing trucking in the U.S. and Canada.

October 14, 2015

How CSA Compliance Can Benefit Fleets and Drivers

Thanks to a combination of government regulations and market pressures, operating trucks safely has never been more mutually beneficial to fleets and drivers.

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