FMCSA attempting to fill the driver-training data void

| February 28, 2015

A national driver survey relative to training -- and a more in-depth study -- are ongoing, but won't be finished in time for the ELDTAC committee to utilize in work on a negotiated rulemaking.

House bill seeks to remove assumption that CSA scores should be used in carrier hiring

| February 27, 2015

Part of the enhancements to safety, the lawmakers say, will be removing the “confusing and conflicting vagaries” of CSA’s BASIC rankings from public view — a move advocated by major trucking industry groups in recent ...

Faster e-log implementation, hair drug tests, speed limiters highlight Trucking Alliance’s 2015 action items

| February 25, 2015

The Trucking Alliance said it plans to push for quicker implementation of an electronic logging device mandate, an increase to the minimum amount of liability insurance that trucking companies must hold and a speed limiter ...

FMCSA extends comment period on CSA crash accountability report

| February 18, 2015

The public comment period for the DOT’s study on the feasibility and potential impact of implementing crash weighting or “crash accountability” into CSA rankings has been extended 30 days.

What owner-operators can expect from FMCSA’s Safety Fitness rule

| February 17, 2015

The key difference between the Safety Fitness portion of CSA and the already existing SMS, says FMCSA, will be relativity — or lack thereof. The SFD will score carriers on their individual performance, rather than ...

Investigators targeted 193 carriers using CSA data in 2014 enforcement blitz

| February 13, 2015

Investigators used driver performance data from the FMCSA’s CSA algorithm to target nearly 200 companies for on-site interventions. Officers also made contact with nearly 20,000 commercial drivers.

FMCSA shuts down small Nevada carrier  

| February 13, 2015

A three-truck fleet, JDJD Transportation, has been ordered to cease operations because of hours of service and other violations.

Hours-of-service frustrations, CSA concerns make their way into Foxx’s highway funding visit to House

| February 12, 2015

In the midst of the highway funding talk, lawmakers took the opportunity to air their concerns to DOT head Anthony Foxx about hours-of-service rules, cross-border trucking, CSA and more.

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