DataQs

OOIDA sues agency over violation appeals process

OOIDA is suing the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for the second time in a year over its violation appeals process.

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Watch those post-crash-inspection violations

They shouldn't be assigned severity weights to contribute to a carrier's ranking in any CSA BASIC if the violation was a result of the crash.

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How to DataQ: 9 tips

Indiana State Police DataQs coordinator Michael Wilson shared these at the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance workshop April 22, 2013.

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CSA priorities include addressing concerns of small carriers, crash accountability, agency says

FMCSA also announced plans to launch a new version of the DataQs website for challenging inspection violations and crash assignments as early as the coming weekend.

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Inconsistent enforcement: Insist on inspection, not citation

The way the DataQs challenge system is working suggests conventional wisdom about citations and CSA scores is flawed, with the issue of unfinished clean inspections looming larger for carriers looking to improve CSA scores.

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Poll: What is CSA’s biggest problem?

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CSA/PSP: Due process, access key operator concerns

Diving into the issues surrounding operators' access to information being collected about their businesses by DOT and due process concerns with dismissed citations/violations.

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Poll: Have you seen your Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP) crash/violation report?

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CSA: DataQs reform, more debated by MCSAC

Other top issues the MCSAC will address at its first special CSA Subcommittee meeting in October were fundamental questions of its effectiveness and goals.

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Will CSA take its first significant hit standing up?

OOIDA's suit against the FMCSA's CSA enforcement regime charges the agency with significant mishandling of driver information in the MCMIS database -- and lack of an adequate dispute process.

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