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.
Brake maintenance tips and resources from longtime brake system components manufacturer Bendix -- and the top states for brake inspections/violations.
Part 2 in this series examines carrier management and driver views on solutions to improved conditions to attract people to the trucking industry.
Uproar in an hours session at GATS yields intel on some jurisdictions' faulty interpretations of the revised restart provisions in the new hours rule.
Safety consultant Leon Feazell detailed audit prep procedures and processes with recommendations for small carriers at the Great American Trucking Show.
With the Unified Registration System at final rule status and in implementation phase, some watchers see a future powerful tool for FMCSA in its efforts to target noncompliant carriers.
The most common lighting-related violation -- top 20 states for "Inoperative required lamp" prevalence ranked here -- may be basis for a DataQ challenge if the light is not required by regulation.
New violations added to the CSA Safety Measurement System include codification of the hours of service break requirement at a 7-point severity weight value.
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