FMCSA

Half of Mexican carriers in program gain permanent U.S. operating authority

FMCSA has granted permanent authority to half the Mexican carriers participating in its pilot program. It's also preparing for comment on a new applicant.

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Agency orders Colorado fleet to cease operation due to vehicle condition

A Colorado construction debris hauling fleet, E & K Trucking, has been issued an imminent hazard out-of-service order.

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‘e-Inspection’ technology demonstrated in Maryland

Deployed by the Drivewyze bypass service provider with technology partners, hopes for so-called electronic inspections are that they'd ultimately by accepted by FMCSA as credit on a carrier's CSA profile.

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FMCSA subcommittee to meet next week, discuss CSA improvements

The agency's CSA subcommittee will meet to discuss improving the Safety Measurement System and the agency's intervention and investigative processes.

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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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