DataQs

Court denies FMCSA’s attempt to dismiss lawsuit against CSA’s DataQ’s system

A bid by FMCSA to dismiss a lawsuit brought against it and its CSA program’s DataQ’s appeals process has been denied. The suit centers on FMCSA’s use of violations against drivers and carriers after citations were dismissed in court.

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Jeff Clark for FMCSA Administrator? And: Lookback Tony Justice podcast

Operator Jeff Clark fires up the campaign machine, and a lookback podcast performance from Tony Justice -- Dave Dudley's "Six Days on the Road" and Justice's own "Who Needs Heaven."

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Will FMCSA ‘un-ring’ the CSA alarm?

Reader Thomas Little may best have paraphrased the thoughts of many: With CSA, "FMCSA fully intended" to "let the industry do their policing for them. Spoon-feed the detailed data into the marketplace to drive consumer choice of motor carrier ... and then stand back and pretend that wasn't how CSA was supposed to be used... They won't be able to unring that bell."

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FMCSA finalizes changes to data collection to account for due process in roadside citations

Starting Aug. 23, FMCSA will implement changes to data collection system to account for any legal processes that happen after citations are issued in a roadside inspections that could result in removal of the violation from a driver’s or carrier’s record.

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Crash accountability in CSA scores, changes to DataQs higlight CSA update

A study that evaluates both the impact of implementing crash fault weighting into CSA scores and FMCSA's ability to implement such a system is still being reviewed by the agency and peers prior to its release, said an FMCSA official this week.

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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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Running in reverse: Channel 19 year in review, part 1

Big themes for the year reared their heads in the first quarter on the blog, from upcoming CARB deadlines to increasing angst over CSA. Take a tour back through the year via this review.

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The drones are coming! The drones are coming!

Amazon Prime Air a big joke? -- "The data systems (CSA, PSP ...) tracking our lives and businesses, in the end, require much more of our attention and time than any airborne threat..."

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Light violations aren’t the only ones being stacked

Readers offer further examples of multiple violations written that stem from one root cause, known as "stacking" and discouraged at the federal level.

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CSA: DataQ opportunity with lights, generic speeding violations

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.

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