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FMCSA Releases Mandated ‘Corrective Action Plan’ for CSA Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced on July 16 that the agency has delivered a required “Correlation Study Corrective Action Plan” for its Compliance, Safety, Accountability program to Congress.

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FMCSA Now Recording ELD Violations in SMS

Violations of the electronic logging device rule found during roadside inspections since full enforcement kicked in on April 1 are now being used in the Safety Measurement System that drives the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Carrier, Safety, Accountability enforcement program.

3 Tips for Successful DataQ Challenges

Full enforcement of the electronic logging device mandate that went into effect April 1 will no doubt result in a great many fleets wanting to challenge incorrect citations and inspection reports. Here's one experienced Data Q challenger's top tips for succeeding.

Truck Drivers Operating Without ELD May Now be Put Out of Service

Now that the April 1 "hard enforcement" deadline has passed on the electronic logging device mandate, property-carrying commercial motor vehicle drivers operating their vehicle without a required registered electronic logging device or a grandfathered automatic on-board recording device will be placed out of service for 10 hours, according to CVSA.

FMCSA Issues New 90-Day ELD Waiver for Ag Haulers

The FMCSA is granting an additional 90-day temporary waiver from the electronic logging rule for “agriculture-related transportation.” During that time period, the agency says it will also publish "final guidance" on both the agricultural air-mile exemption within the hours of service rule and on the use of the personal conveyance adjustment by all motor carriers operating under the ELD rule.

FMCSA Clarifies How to Request a Non-Preventable Crash Data Review

Although the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration launched a demonstration program last August last summer that invited motor carriers to request a data review of certain non-preventable crashes, only now is the agency releasing “additional information to help submitters and other interested parties understand the demonstration program.”

CVSA Director Talks ELDs, Enforcement, and the Future

In a wide ranging interview, CVSA executive director Collin Mooney spoke about the ELD Mandate, out of service violations and the future of commercial safety enforcement.

Trucking and CSA Reform: The $64,000 Question

In his Passing Zone blog, Executive Editor David Cullen explains why even with a mandated report recommending reform, trucking should not expect any quick changes to FMCSA's CSA enforcement scheme.

5 Trends in FMCSA Compliance Reviews

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently announced that it is changing the process for performing compliance reviews. What do this announcement and other compliance review trends mean for your fleet?

On the Spot: Truck-Lite's RoadReady Trailer Telematics System [Video]

Truck-Lite has released the RoadReady telematics package, designed to let trucking companies know that a trailer is ready for the road, prior to dispatching a driver.