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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.

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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.

High-Tech Solutions Could Address Truck Parking Problem

Nearly 100 people participated in a webinar last month on the truck parking shortage and innovative ways this problem can be addressed. The webinar was put on by the Trucking Industry Mobility and Technology Coalition. Several studies dating back to the 1990s have found that there is an inadequate supply of truck parking, especially along key freight corridor

CargoNet Offers Cargo Theft Prevention Tips

CargoNet's analysis of historical cargo theft data shows that the rate of cargo theft increases over holiday weekends, so it's offering suggestions for how companies can help prevent theft

Building a Culture of Safety

In 1986, the Chernobyl-4 nuclear reactor exploded, spewing molten core fragments and radiation. It killed more than 30 people and contaminated 400 square miles around the Ukrainian plant. A "poor safety culture" was identified as a major factor. That was one of the first uses of the term

Using a Safety Program to Get the Best Rates in a Hard Market

With a hard market on the way for the insurance industry, it's more important now than ever to shore up your safety program (although developing a safety culture should always be a focus, no matter what the market conditions.

7 ways to improve trucking's image

Trucking image. It's something just about everyone in the industry wants to improve, but it's a moving target, a never-ending battle

Highway Funding: The Journey Ahead

Congress recently passed a highway program that was better than expected, and both parties took credit for it during their recent presidential nominating conventions - but it's not nearly what the country needs

Sustainable transportation is no longer 
an option

What kind of a message is your fuel surcharge sending your customers? Perhaps what I should be asking is, what might your fuel surcharge be saying to your customers' customers?

Maverick Transportation Focuses on Safety Culture

Technology plays a role in promoting safety at Maverick Transportaton in Little Rock, Ark. But the technologies deployed "are part of our overall safety program and a part of our safety culture," says Dean Newell, vice president of safety and driver training