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.
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.
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.
State inspection intensity ratings range from Maryland, where 32 inspections per lane-mile of National Highway System were conducted during CSA's first two year, to Idaho, where only two inspections per lane-mile were done.
In the two years since CSA's advent, the smallest carriers have had a much greater chance of getting inspected and put out of service than drivers and trucks of the largest carriers.
The fleet's new EOBR policy includes mandatory use for all new lessees with its Ranger and Inway fleets, and voluntary adoption for existing BCOs except in certain cases.
It's important for those with carrier authority to keep tabs on their annual self-reported vehicle-miles-traveled and power-unit information for CSA scoring purposes.
Why were you pulled in for your last inspection? If you don't know, ask. The answer could prove useful in your long-term CSA management.
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