What can trucking companies do to improve their safety records? Under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Compliance, Safety, Accountability program, fleets live and die by their CSA BASICs in the Safety Measurement System. CSA considers nearly everything a fleet does, from roadside violations and crashes to compliance audit results. It doesn't take much to slip down into the risky category, and it's a long, hard climb back to respectability.
The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute looked at a diverse group of failing fleets that turned themselves around. Virginia Tech senior researcher Matt Camden shared the results of those case studies at the Fleet Safety Conference, and he's our guest on this episode of HDT Talks Trucking. Listen to get insights into how changing driver hiring policies, building a better safety culture, and adopting some advanced safety technology can contribute to improved safety performance and better CSA scores.
Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
Fleet Safety Conference
Improving Safety Culture to Reduce Large Truck Crashes
Just days before the Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) requirements were to go into effect, the FMCSA announced a two-year delay. In this episode, we talk to three guests with stake in the ELDT program, and explore why they are unhappy with the delay and what they believe the consequences of this decision will be.
Mike Ahart, VP of Regulatory Affairs at Omnitracs, and John Seidl, a former commercial vehicle enforcement official-turned transportation-consultant and VP of Risk Services at Reliance Partners, weigh in on what the trucking industry looks like now post-ELD Mandate. It turns out, Dec. 18, 2019 wasn’t the end of the ELD story, and that plenty of issues remain unresolved.
This episode looks at highlights from a Fleet Forward Conference panel discussion, in which HDT Talks Trucking host Jim Park and panelists discuss how electric trucks will work in real-world fleet operations, focusing on integration, cost, and productivity.
In this episode of HDT Talks Trucking, we sit down with Dave Osiecki, President and CEO of Scopelitis Transportation Consulting, to get answers to some of the biggest questions that the FMCSA’s long-awaited Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse is posing to motor carriers.
Jim Park, HDT Equipment Editor, and Jack Roberts, HDT Senior Editor, discuss the electric future and their experiences driving and reporting on various electric trucks in recent years. You will also hear excerpts from Fleet Forward Conference presentations given by Bill Combs, Director of Connected Fleet at Penske Transportation Solutions, and Chris Nordh, Senior Director of Advanced Vehicle Technology at Ryder Systems.
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