FMCSA

CSA smackdown, hot trucks and the ultimate disincentive

The Channel 19 Monday roundup: The CSA House hearing last week, a truck show upcoming in Tennessee, and new driver-disqualification powers across the pond.

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HP Distribution ordered to shut down

The U.S. Department of Transportation has ordered Kansas-based commercial truck company HP Distribution LLP and an affiliated company, HP Distribution LLC to cease operation.

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Joe Biden on the big-rig business

Trucking could use a little more of what the Vice President seems to have had back in 1973, a true empathy for the realities of the independent trucking business.

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Mexican carriers drive most in California, Texas

Participating carriers have accumulated 43,299 total miles in California and Texas since the first participating carrier crossed the border Oct. 14.

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Vigillo’s new CSA driver rating index

New "Daylight Driver Index" functions like a credit score for a driver's safety performance, utilizing CSA data, the company says.

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Cross-border trucking needs revisions, audit says

The cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico needs procedural and monitoring improvement and lacks sufficient data and participation to draw safety conclusions, say DOT auditors.

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Regulatory review: FMCSA wants you

At this week's MCSAC meeting, discussions of driver involvement in regulatory review processes dominated the second day.

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Much to change, much to talk about: CSA

The August 2012 MCSAC meeting saw a robust debate centered around the CSA programs flaws and ways to correct them. Here find a few bright (and in some cases dark) moments from the dialogue.

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Reader: ‘Shipping Wars’ coverage ‘disgusting’

Mary Hanlon of Milton, Ky., had strong words for Overdrive's coverage of the 'Shipping Wars' TV show.

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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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