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CSA program not ‘meeting the goal’

| December 16, 2014

If you think the FMCSA’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program has misdirected carriers’ safety focus in a big way, you’ll find a friend in Oregon DOT's David McKane.

Top states for hours violations

| December 12, 2014

Oregon ranks No. 1 in hours enforcement. Of the No. 2 state in hours enforcement, Wyoming, says Oregon enforcement, data-sharing is high. Find the top 15 states here.

Oregon: An edge on hours

| December 09, 2014

The state of Oregon is known among owner-operators for more than its scenic mountain passes and rocky coast: Oregon’s weight-distance tax data sharpens its focus on log violations.

Some readers show favor for the public visibility of CSA’s carrier scores

| November 25, 2014

And what about drivers' information? some readers ask as broad swathes of trucking industry representatives call for hiding carrier CSA scores.

Don’t mess with Texas: Focusing on the truck and not the trucker to roll back crashes

| November 06, 2014

Only two of the states with the biggest truck-involved fatality-crash problems show a percentage of maintenance violations above the 2013 national average of 72.6 percent – Virginia and Texas.

Attitude the key to roadside inspections, says CVSA head, who pushes inspections’ effectiveness

| November 06, 2014

Clean roadside inspections and overall safety success depend on good company culture, says CVSA head Stephen Keppler. The average amount of downtime for a truck placed out of service in a roadside inspection is 8.5 ...

Don’t mess with Texas: No. 1 for maintenance violations

| November 05, 2014

If you’re running through the Lone Star State, don’t skimp on pre-trip inspections. No other state issues a higher percentage of maintenance violations.

Mailbag: Tough inspectors a cost of doing business?

| October 26, 2014

Reaching into the electronic mailbag: owner-operator Joe Bielucki of Connecticut reports from the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

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