‘We’re the highway patrol and we’re here to help’

| December 13, 2012

Why were you pulled in for your last inspection? If you don't know, ask. The answer could prove useful in your long-term CSA management.

Ferro: Safety Fitness Determination proposal coming in 2013

| December 03, 2012

A proposed rule that would allow FMCSA to use a carrier's CSA rankings to produce an overall safety rating will come in the first half of 2013, said FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro.

Reader: FMCSA attacks safety ‘from the wrong end of the beast’

| December 03, 2012

"If rates were up where they should be, drivers wouldn’t have to complain about receiving and loading fees one bit."

Changes to violation weighting, more posted this weekend

| December 03, 2012

Among changes taking place this week are the introduction of a new hazmat-specific BASIC and adjustments in various violation weights.

Does FMCSA’s medical card verification program violate HIPAA?

| November 23, 2012

Short answer: Probably not. Here find a roundup of viewpoints from readers on this and other issues surrounding FMCSA's new medical card-verification policy.

Redux: Have you seen your ‘CSA scorecard’?

| November 15, 2012

With third party vendors providing tools to carriers to compute their drivers CSA scores, only one continues to take that functionality directly to the "drivers" of CSA -- professional operators. Have you seen a tabulation ...

VIDEO, testimony: Randall Doane of Deaf Truckers United

| November 01, 2012

As FMCSA reps spoke of future routine nature of a medical qualifications exemption program for deaf drivers, Deaf Truckers United members engaged on current problems.

Medical exemptions for hearing loss, seizure disorder in the works

| October 31, 2012

Before a group that included several members of the Deaf Truckers United advocacy group, FMCSA's medical chief Elaine Papp detailed agency efforts on new exemption programs.

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