FMCSA is studying the feasibility of incorporating crash accountability into Compliance, Safety, Accountability scores and plans to release its Crash Weighting Research Plan sometime this year, the agency says.
Where is a collision with a heavy-duty truck most likely to happen? That dubious distinction goes to New Jersey. Find full state rankings in this first installment in our May 2013 Part 3 CSA's Data ...
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 may be a long way from accounting for crash fault in the CSA Safety Measurement System. In the meantime, questions about the system's effectiveness loom large with analysis of crash rates.
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.
In denying the possibility of fault determination, advocacy groups ignore the majority of car-truck crashes.
The American Trucking Associations has received a letter from the Truck Safety Coalition that blasts the association for its recently released report regarding crash fault and accountability.
In trying to push FMCSA to act on crash accountability and CSA scoring, ATA says that studies show most accidents involving trucks are not the fault of the driver or carrier.
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