CSA’s Data Trail

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.

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.

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