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FMCSA’s focus on inspections a point of contention at CVSA workshop

ATA representative Phil Byrd challenged the enforcement community to shift priorities away from inspections to traffic enforcement. Also: Regulatory update from FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro.

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CSA priorities include addressing concerns of small carriers, crash accountability, agency says

FMCSA also announced plans to launch a new version of the DataQs website for challenging inspection violations and crash assignments as early as the coming weekend.

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CSA: Law enforcement/ driver perspective alignment

Though drivers' No. 1 named CSA problem in recent polling is the deterioration in driver/officer relationships, an interview with CVSA's Stephen Keppler shows some concurrence on the system's problems.

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On dying breeds — and free pickup bedliners!

When talking about past "outlaw" segments of trucking culture, owner-operators are hardly the primary participants. (Also: a contest from Plastikote to win a free pickup bedliner -- you're welcome.)

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Bypass systems reduce inspection likelihood

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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POLL: Where do you stand in the CSA Crash Indicator BASIC?

If you have your own authority for operate a small fleet, vote in this poll to help Overdrive determine how the distribution of percentile rankings in the non-public Crash Indicator BASIC is working for small carriers.

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Inconsistent enforcement: Know your vulnerabilities

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

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Three letters, rhymes with ‘essay,’ not a veggie box…

'I got my CSA!' -- fresh local vegetables warm the cockles. Speaking those three letters makes most members of the general public feel nice and upright and good about themselves. Too bad we can't feel the same.

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ATRI seeking driver feedback on CSA

For the third year in a row, the American Transportation Research Institute wants to hear from drivers about their experiences CSA.

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Inconsistent enforcement: Insist on inspection, not citation

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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