Todd Dills

Poll: What is the most safety-enhancing enforcement strategy?

As industry conversation heats up around the appropriate national enforcement strategy, this poll probes owner-operators' views on the most safety-positive efforts on the highways.

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Views: Fair-labor exemption petition, truck driver as DOT secretary

Owner-operator Joe Ammons launches his petition to the DOT secretary to disallow the trucking exemption from provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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Crashes and interventions: The fault handicap

FMCSA may be a long way from accounting for crash fault in the CSA Safety Measurement System. In the meantime, questions about the system's effectiveness loom large with analysis of crash rates.

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A trucking-music blast from the past

"Magic Lady" Genie Mack Brown of Prague, Okla., has reissued her 1980 trucking-music record, propelled by the 1979 independent truckers' shutdown, after which she also became an owner-operator.

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Ranking jobs: Truck Driver gains while Publication Editor plummets

At No. 108, though, 'Truck Driver' falls far behind the No. 1 occupation of 'Actuary,' a sort of glorified statistician of sorts -- meaning FMCSA's CSA team might have the best job in the country?

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What this year’s MCSAP awards say about national enforcement priorities

MCSAP award winners' violation priorities profiles suggest the federal government views a high level of on-highway traffic enforcement (versus vehicle inspections) as preferable enforcement behavior.

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How to DataQ: 9 tips

Indiana State Police DataQs coordinator Michael Wilson shared these at the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance workshop April 22, 2013.

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FMCSA’s focus on inspections a point of contention at CVSA workshop

ATA representative Phil Byrd challenged the enforcement community to shift priorities away from inspections to traffic enforcement. Also: Regulatory update from FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro.

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CSA priorities include addressing concerns of small carriers, crash accountability, agency says

FMCSA also announced plans to launch a new version of the DataQs website for challenging inspection violations and crash assignments as early as the coming weekend.

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CSA: Law enforcement/ driver perspective alignment

Though drivers' No. 1 named CSA problem in recent polling is the deterioration in driver/officer relationships, an interview with CVSA's Stephen Keppler shows some concurrence on the system's problems.

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