Inconsistent enforcement: CSA’s heat index

| March 25, 2013

State inspection intensity ratings range from Maryland, where 32 inspections per lane-mile of National Highway System were conducted during CSA's first two year, to Idaho, where only two inspections per lane-mile were done.

Prompt updates to fleet data can help scores

| March 18, 2013

Use the MCS-150 form to update annual vehicle-miles-traveled and total power unit data for your fleet, measurements you have control over and which figure in Unsafe Driving and Crash Indicator BASIC measures.

Inconsistent enforcement: CSA vs. the independent

| March 14, 2013

In the two years since CSA's advent, the smallest carriers have had a much greater chance of getting inspected and put out of service than drivers and trucks of the largest carriers.

Two-day blitz places 109 drivers out of service

| March 07, 2013

Nearly 100 of those drivers were sidelined for log violations during the two-day blitz on I-10 in Eastern Arizona.

Audit your drug/alcohol testing consortium

| February 28, 2013

Video interview with regulatory consultant Richard Wilson highlights the need to double-check and pre-audit your drug and alcohol testing consortium for compliance with regulations -- if you don't, it could come back to haunt you. ...

Truck safety group challenges ATA on crash fault claims

| February 27, 2013

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.

Load securement: Minding your CSA score

| February 25, 2013

How cargo securement impacts Compliance, Safety, Accountability scores and what carriers and drivers can do to keep from getting dinged for load securement violations.

Operators losing business because of CSA

| February 19, 2013

Data quality and negative business impact stood out as key operator concerns as readers responded to early-2013 CSA reporting.

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