CSA’s Data Trail

CSA scoring is faulty, unfair for small carriers, GAO report says

| February 04, 2014

The scoring system used by FMCSA in its Compliance, Safety, Accountability system is flawed and is made up of an incomplete data set, particularly for small carriers, a GAO report concludes.

Preps for Brake Safety Week, starting tomorrow

| September 07, 2013

Brake maintenance tips and resources from longtime brake system components manufacturer Bendix -- and the top states for brake inspections/violations.

CSA: DataQ opportunity with lights, generic speeding violations

| August 15, 2013

The most common lighting-related violation -- top 20 states for "Inoperative required lamp" prevalence ranked here -- may be basis for a DataQ challenge if the light is not required by regulation.

Infographic: Owner-operators inspected four times more often than largest fleets

| July 31, 2013

An infographic on Overdrive sister site CCJ shows some of the more disparate data that favors fleets over independents.

Crashes and interventions: Crackdown!

| May 10, 2013

FMCSA is putting extra muscle into shutting down truck and bus fleets. Often lacking robust back-office resources to deal with interventions, small carriers can be considered most vulnerable.

Crashes and interventions: Wreck frequency varies widely by state

| May 08, 2013

Where is a collision with a heavy-duty truck most likely to happen? That dubious distinction goes to New Jersey. Find full state rankings in this first installment in our May 2013 Part 3 CSA's Data ...

Watch those post-crash-inspection violations

| May 06, 2013

They shouldn't be assigned severity weights to contribute to a carrier's ranking in any CSA BASIC if the violation was a result of the crash.

Crashes and interventions: CSA’s crash flaw

| May 06, 2013

Independent owner-operators have the lowest rate of truck-involved crashes but are far more likely to be put out of service than drivers for carriers with 500 or more trucks, which have a higher crash rate.

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