Senate DOT appropriations bill would set e-log, CSA safety fitness determination deadlines

James Jaillet & Kevin Jones | June 09, 2014

In addition to offering restart-changes relief pending further study, the bill requires an ELD final rule by January 2015 and SFD proposal by December of this year, in addition to an OIG audit of the ...

Citing ‘bias against truckers,’ OOIDA calls for resignation of FMCSA head Anne Ferro

| June 06, 2014

OOIDA has sent Anthony Foxx a letter asking for FMCSA head Anne Ferro to resign, saying she has a "clear bias against truckers and the trucking industry" and that the agency "can no longer perform ...

CSA’s Fallout: ‘Ugly little secret’ — severity weights, peer groups need work

| June 06, 2014

The draft report issued April 30 from the CSA Subcommittee of FMCSA's MCSAC advisors included a large section on potential methods of improving the scoring system.

CSA’s Fallout: SMS/safety rating system disconnect compounds problems

| June 04, 2014

Safestat remains the official rating element of FMCSA’s enforcement program. The CSA SMS runs alongside it, giving a more real-time window into inspections, violations and crashes. However, the difference between results produced by each is ...

CSA’s mad math: Readers right on lack of reliability

| June 03, 2014

Clearly the “A” in CSA isn’t working when the data being accounted for paint a distorted picture. The result is a system where too many small carriers are assumed guilty until proven innocent.

FMCSA finalizes changes to data collection to account for due process in roadside citations

| June 03, 2014

Starting Aug. 23, FMCSA will implement changes to data collection system to account for any legal processes that happen after citations are issued in a roadside inspections that could result in removal of the violation ...

CSA’s Fallout: Scoring reliability woes dominate independents’ concerns

| June 03, 2014

Overdrive's 2014 CSA survey shows independents are most concerned about reliability of scores, but the system’s many flaws haven’t halted third-party use of the rankings in business decisions.

Think you’ve got inspection frustration?

| May 26, 2014

It could be worse: While Overdrive's CSA survey shows continuing concern for deteriorating law-enforcement/driver relations, be thankful you're in America and not Argentina, as a recent case illustrates...

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