Following a speech at the 2013 CVSA spring workshop which decried states' outsize inspection focus, Overdrive readers responded largely positively to a message of new traffic-enforcement priorities.
There is no quick fix for getting reckless drivers and carriers off the road. But as with most ambitious government initiatives, what’s needed is more simplicity, not less.
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.
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 ...
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.
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. ...
The recognition from the Ash Center at the Harvard Kennedy School was awarded as part of the center's "Top 25 Innovations in Government" program.
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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