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October 6, 2016

FMCSA Website Previews Proposed CSA Changes

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced a set of proposed changes to its Compliance, Safety, Accountability program and is seeking comment on the proposals via a special website it's set up to show motor carriers how the changes would affect their safety ratings.

October 1, 2016

PrePass Debuts New Safety Data Visualization Tool

LAS VEGAS – The provider of PrePass unveiled a new business intelligence tool on Saturday, before the start of the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition, that is says revolutionizes the way carriers look at their safety data.

September 13, 2016

3 Things to be Ready for in a Coercion Complaint Investigation

While following up on driver coercion complaints, DOT auditors may not be finding the coercion claimed, but they are finding other issues that are causing conditional ratings and fines.

August 29, 2016

TMC Releases Updated Manuals for Technicians

“By following each manual’s quality PMI program, fleets are provided a road map to follow for maximum return on assets and optimal component life of major vehicle systems,” said Carl Kirk, TMC executive director and an ATA vice president.

July 7, 2016

FMCSA Proposes Taking Closer Look at Non-Preventable Crashes

Findings from a proposed demo program could lead FMCSA to allow the removal of certain non-preventable crashes so they do not count against a carrier’s crash-indicator score.

May 3, 2016

Veriflo Dispenser Receives ANSI Certification

Parker Hannifin Corp., the global leader in motion and control technologies, announced the XF70 Fast Fill Commercial and Fleet Dispenser is now certified by CSA Group to ANSI/IAS NGV 4.1-99/CSA 12.5-M99 (R2014) - NGV Dispensing Systems.

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.



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