FMCSA

Profilin’ — not so stylin’ — at the scale house

Has FMCSA's CSA program had an unintended (or, perhaps, intended) consequence of giving inspectors license to hassle small operators simply for the fact that they are small companies?

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CSA’s kinks: Agency working on new site, possibly changing scoring

An FMCSA rep says a new site is coming for public display of CSA scores to more accurately portray safety risk in an attempt to mitigate carriers' concerns of the public nature of the scores.

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Be wary: Annual Roadcheck inspection blitz taking place this week

Roadcheck, the annual inspection blitz done by a joint effort of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and others, will take place June 4-6 this year.

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Driver shut down after crashing tanker while drinking

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

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Carriers, drivers aligned on need for shift in enforcement priorities

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.

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Managing the monster known as CSA

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.

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Court hears new case against pilot program with Mexico

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.

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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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Crashes and interventions: CSA’s crash flaw

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.

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Crashes and interventions: Blitzkrieg probes coming to trucking

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.

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