The Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee's 10-member CSA subcommittee issued recommendations with no small amount of dissent on the issues of crash fault and CSA scores' public display.
These changes are the first in a series of improvements to the safety measurement system that FMCSA will make up to twice a year.
Flatbed carriers will get some relief on their safety rating under a new change in how securement is weighted in the CSA program.
CSA model enables the agency and its state partners to contact more carriers earlier to correct safety problems.
The warning letter provides instructions for accessing motor carrier safety data in the Safety Measurement System.
FMCSA is recalibrating the BASIC by adjusting the cargo securement violation severity weightings based on comments from experts.
FMCSA update allows carriers to see where they stand in each Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category.
The trucking industry's issues percolating now, especially in the regulatory arena, promise to make 2010 a more tumultuous one than most.
Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest is back for a second year. Submit yourself or a female truck driver you know! The first-place winner will win a trip to The Great American Trucking Show in August and will be featured in a story in Overdrive. Submissions accepted through March 20.
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