crash accountability

CSA crash-weighting study coming soon; MCSAC subcommittee hiatus after April meeting

With the Crash Weighting Research Plan study results due before the end of the month and the SFD rulemaking to hit OMB in spring, the MCSAC CSA Subcommittee stressed continuing CSA problems going into its last meeting for the year, if not longer.

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Five trucking grievances part of planned protest

Detail/background on the trucking-related grievances in the Ride for the Constitution manifesto and further reporting on logistical elements of the effort.

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FMCSA says it’s researching crash weighting in CSA scores

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.

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Crashes and interventions: Wreck frequency varies widely by state

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 Trail coverage.

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Crashes and interventions: CSA’s crash flaw

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.

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Crashes and interventions: The fault handicap

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.

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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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Readers on the crash-fault ‘shell game’

In denying the possibility of fault determination, advocacy groups ignore the majority of car-truck crashes.

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Truck safety group challenges ATA on crash fault claims

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.

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Report: Car drivers at fault in nearly 80 percent of car-truck crashes

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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