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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 24, 2013

MCSAC Subcommittee Will Hold Third Meeting on CSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hold a meeting of its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee's subcommittee on the Compliance Safety and Accountability program on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 5 and 6

January 16, 2013

DOT Inspector General Commences CSA Audit

Following up on a request from Congress, the Department of Transportation's Inspector General has begin work on an audit of the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program. The agency is going to look into the quality of CSA data used to evaluate carrier performance, said Assistant Inspector General Joseph Comé this week in a memo to Anne Ferro, chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

January 16, 2013

A Trio of Trucking Resolutions

Highway funding, driver respect and fixing CSA are on HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge's wish list for 2013.

January 16, 2013

A Look at CSA After Two Years

In the two years it has been up and running, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrations Compliance, Safety, Accountability program has demonstrated many flaws and shortcomings. But the program is credited with the signal achievement of shining a brighter light on truck safety.

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 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 6, 2013

FMCSA Implements CSA Improvements

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration implemented a number of improvements to its CSA safety enforcement program, including dropping the Cargo-Related BASIC and adding a new Hazardous Materials BASIC that is expected to put more scrutiny on carriers hauling hazmat

January 6, 2013

CSA Advisory Committee Takes on Daunting Analysis

The advisory committee that is preparing recommendations on the CSA enforcement program for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has a dense thicket to chop through

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

Top 10 Trucking Stories and Trends from 2012, Part 4

As we begin 2013, it's a good time to look back on 2012 at some of the biggest trucking stories and trends. Here are our picks for the top two stories of the year

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 21, 2012

2013: 6 Key Issues Fleets Face

Trucking will be dealing with familiar tough issues next year, as well as some that may have a new twist, whether it's in the boardroom, in the cab or in Congress. On the business side, issues fleets will need to stay on top of in 2013 include the economy, fuel prices and the driver shortage. On Capitol Hill, hours of service, electronic logs and CSA are at the front of the lin

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

CSA Advisory Committee Takes on Daunting Analysis

The advisory committee that is preparing recommendations on the CSA enforcement program for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has a dense thicket to chop through. The complexities and contradictions of CSA were on full display yesterday as a subcommittee of the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee took in testimony from the analysts who designed the program and researchers who have enumerated its flaws

December 3, 2012

FMCSA Implements CSA Improvements

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration implemented a number of improvements to its CSA safety enforcement program, including dropping the Cargo-Related BASIC and adding a new Hazardous Materials BASIC that is expected to put more scrutiny on carriers hauling hazmat

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 19, 2012

Vigillo to Hold Free Webinar on Impending CSA Changes

Vigillo will host complimentary webinars to discuss significant impending changes to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Compliance, Safety, Accountability program, in particular, its Safety Measurement System

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

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