Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

CVSA examines EOBRs

Though CVSA examined EOBRs and speed limiters last week, it does not know yet when it will make a formal recommendation on the devices.

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Owner-operators sound off on recorders, harassment

FMCSA took two hours' worth of testimony at the CVSA meeting in Bellevue, Wash., Thursday.

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FMCSA opens floor for driver commentary on EOBRs

FMCSA announced it will hold a listening session April 26, in Bellevue, Wash., to gather public commentary on EOBRs and driver harassment.

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Trucking groups oppose future tolls

State trucking associations and national trucking groups wrote Senate to vote against tolling interstates.

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FMCSA adds phone use violations to CSA

Five texting and cell phone use violations will now contribute the highest (10 points) weighted severity to carriers’ numerical rankings.

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CSA and Tire Basics

Stay out of trouble with the DOT through careful inspections and diligent routine maintenance.

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Brake out-of-service rate up

14.2 percent, of vehicles were placed OOS for brakes overall, up from 13.5 percent in 2010.

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CVSA: Brakes top out-of-service violations

CVSA inspectors will focus on brakes in Canada, the United States and Mexico.

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Speakout

Truckers weigh in on the pay scale model, sleep apnea, hours of service regulations and other issues.

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LogBook

Driver data could go public, U.S. and Mexico sign trucking deal, broker regulatory bill reintroduced and other industry news items are featured.

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