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ATA urges FMCSA to remain committed to CSA goal

In a white paper released this week, ATA urges the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to remain committed CSA's goal of reducing crashes.

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Heat: Your tires’ No. 1 enemy

The folks at GITI Tire reminded us of this in their most recent newsletter, citing an article from the Saturday Evening Post that estimated 80 percent of tire failures were due to underinflation -- the article appeared in 1928, and "nothing has changed," the company said. It's a no-brainer, really, but how many times have you neglected to hit that inside tire in a dual pair with a needed dose of air because you were in ...

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Sound off on CSA changes via score/data preview

As CVSA's RoadCheck inspection blitz continues this week, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a call to action that makes clear the importance of safety scoring to motor carriers and independents. Through the end of the month, you'll be able to preview refinements the agency has made to the CSA program's Safety Measurement System that may well have an effect on your rankings in the seven Behavioral Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories. You ...

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Concern growing over FMCSA’s listening ability

Steven Bryan of Vigillo says ATA and others don't think FMCSA is listening to their concerns anymore.

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FMCSA reports gives Congress report on high-risk carriers

FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro summarized the agency's 2011 fiscal year for compliance reviews on high-risk carriers.

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FMCSA extends public CSA comment period to July 30

FMCSA has extended its public comment period 60 days.

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ATA calls for CSA changes

ATA says CSA scores are unreliable and present a loose and sometimes inverse connection to crash risk.

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The owner-operator: Takes a lickin’, still tickin’

Looking at the overall need for owner-operators, their health tracks freight demand.

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Study indicates growing number of independents

A recent jump in carrier registrations might be due to drivers getting their own operating authority.

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Could EOBRs solve the detention dilemma?

EOBRs can give owner-operators a powerful tool when dealing with customers and the shipping/receiving facilities relative to detention time. Given that stopped time and location is easily retrievable with the systems, operators now have ready-made documentation to prove detention time to the shipper, beyond just drivers' word.

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