CSA’s Data Trail

Crashes and interventions: Blitzkrieg probes coming to trucking

| May 03, 2013

The FMCSA's quick-strike sweep through "high-risk" passenger carriers, say officials, will be hitting our industry sooner rather than later. Knowing the agency's definition of a high-risk carrier is your first step in avoiding involuntary shutdown. ...

Crashes and interventions: The fault handicap

| May 01, 2013

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.

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

| April 27, 2013

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.

How to DataQ: 9 tips

| April 23, 2013

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

Bypass systems reduce inspection likelihood

| April 03, 2013

Bypass systems work well for carriers with a good safety-performance history to help them avoid the extra scrutiny rolling over the scales gets a truck and its driver.

Staying ahead of the inspectors

| April 01, 2013

Under CSA, you don't want to take any chances about whether your equipment will pass inspection. Check these Overdrive articles for help.

Inconsistent enforcement: Know your vulnerabilities

| March 29, 2013

Inspectors around the nation know well the low-hanging fruit for violations in certain industry segments.

Inconsistent enforcement: Insist on inspection, not citation

| March 27, 2013

The way the DataQs challenge system is working suggests conventional wisdom about citations and CSA scores is flawed, with the issue of unfinished clean inspections looming larger for carriers looking to improve CSA scores.

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