January 21, 2016
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
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
A tragic accident illustrates why carriers want the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program to include crash accountability.
Technology can help, but polishing a safety profile will always be about improving driver behavior and equipment maintenance.
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
'Just' creates an alternate method of scoring based on findings of independent enforcement experts and it makes the results available to fleets.
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
Thanks to a combination of government regulations and market pressures, operating trucks safely has never been more mutually beneficial to fleets and drivers.
October 8, 2015
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration released a report on Oct 8 that finds that “the amount of data used in the agency’s Safety Measurement System (SMS) is clearly sufficient to allow FMCSA to identify high-risk truck and bus companies.”
September 16, 2015
Former FMCSA Administrator Annette Sandberg told attendees at the FTR Conference that most of FMCSA'S current rulemaking workload is on hold until after Acting Administrator Scott Darling is confirmed as the Agency's next Administrator.
July 29, 2015
The American Trucking Associations, in its comments on the FMCSA's proposed changes to the CSA, says the agency didn't go far enough.
July 14, 2015
The House of Representatives unveils a short-term funding patch to keep the highway program running for the next six months, as a Senate committee prepares to consider a comprehensive highway safety bill Wednesday that addresses trucking issues such as CSA reforms, younger drivers and hair testing.
June 29, 2015
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Monday unveiled proposed changes to its Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program, including changing some intervention thresholds to better reflect crash risk.
June 26, 2015
Before heading out the door on June 26 for an 11-day Congressional recess, the Republican majority in the Senate flexed its political muscle to move forward an array of legislative efforts widely favored if not outright lobbied for by trucking stakeholders.
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