FMCSA

Smartphone app allows drivers to comment to FMCSA

TripPak Mobile now offers drivers the chance to submit comments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration about its proposed Hours of Service rules.

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March 22: CSA – What it means to you

The Federal Motor Carrier Administration’s recently launched Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program affects all carriers and drivers in day-to-day operations and impacts hiring, training and retention practices. Join us Tuesday, March 22 at 8 p.m. (CDT) for a free, one-hour webinar featuring Major Mark Savage, a Colorado State Patrol officer and a member of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and FMCSA Senior Transportation Specialist Bryan Price. This presentation is part of the “How to Become an Owner-Operator” series brought ...

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Have you seen your CSA scorecard?

Back just before the new CSA Safety Measurement System went live in December, I reported on a driver-focused CSA scoring service upcoming from the folks at CSA data mining firm Vigillo, which has been working with carriers for a long time now to develop in-house systems for tracking the progress of their efforts at improving and managing their SMS percentile rankings, in the run-up to and since the release of publicly available data on carriers. ...

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Speakers support hours status quo

In an FMCSA session, representatives from carriers and trucking groups and owner-operators said proposed changes wouldn’t lead to improvements

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Hours comment period extended to March 4

FMCSA extended comment period from Feb. 28 and made corrections to proposal notice.

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‘Safety Belts Save Lives’ — an art contest for the kids

Here's an opportunity for the arts-prone grade-schooler in your life to show his/her stuff to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Belt Partnership, a wide a collaboration of the FMCSA and various work safety and law enforcement organizations. The “Be Ready. Be Buckled” art contest for children is now in its fourth year, asking children to enter with some kind of expression in artwork of the importance of the basic safety practice of buckling up. Winning posters ...

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Keeping up with hours of service

Regulators have proposed an hours of service revision that many in the industry consider too complex. Read what’s going on and how to comment.

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Court continues suspension of hours rule

A federal court has ordered the case that resulted in the current revision of hours-of-service to continue.

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SpeakOut

Yesteryears’ truck stops served professionals As a driver who started in 1964 and is still going strong in my 1996 Freightliner cabover, I remember well the Hungry Truck Café in Livermore, Calif., described in the December story “Home on the Road.” I had my share of 15-inch pancakes there. The 76 Union Truck Stops in the late 1960s and early ’70s were also great places. In those early years before they started self-serve protocol, when you rolled ...

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Cool Reception

FMCSA’s proposed hours of service revision stirs criticisms.

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