Driver shut down after crashing tanker while drinking

| May 22, 2013

FMCSA has ordered Bobby Cleveland to cease operation after — while drinking — he overturned his truck while hauling 2,400 gallons of propane.

Carriers, drivers aligned on need for shift in enforcement priorities

| May 14, 2013

Following a speech at the 2013 CVSA spring workshop which decried states' outsize inspection focus, Overdrive readers responded largely positively to a message of new traffic-enforcement priorities.

Managing the monster known as CSA

| May 11, 2013

There is no quick fix for getting reckless drivers and carriers off the road. But as with most ambitious government initiatives, what’s needed is more simplicity, not less.

Court hears new case against pilot program with Mexico

| May 08, 2013

Just 18 days after ruling to uphold the program, a federal court heard new arguments May 6 against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico.

Watch those post-crash-inspection violations

| May 06, 2013

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.

Crashes and interventions: CSA’s crash flaw

| May 06, 2013

Independent owner-operators have the lowest rate of truck-involved crashes but are far more likely to be put out of service than drivers for carriers with 500 or more trucks, which have a higher crash rate.

Crashes and interventions: Blitzkrieg probes coming to trucking

| May 03, 2013

The FMCSA's quick-strike sweep through "high-risk" passenger carriers, say officials, will be hitting our industry sooner rather than later. Knowing the agency's definition of a high-risk carrier is your first step in avoiding involuntary shutdown. ...

Crashes and interventions: The fault handicap

| May 01, 2013

FMCSA may be a long way from accounting for crash fault in the CSA Safety Measurement System. In the meantime, questions about the system's effectiveness loom large with analysis of crash rates.

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