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CSA safety measurement system display changes now available for review

Among the changes being proposed are de-emphasizing BASIC percentile rankings and better describing so-called "absolute" carrier BASIC measures' relationship to scoring.

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Light violations aren’t the only ones being stacked

Readers offer further examples of multiple violations written that stem from one root cause, known as "stacking" and discouraged at the federal level.

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Say no to stacked light violations

An advocate, going to bat for a driver hit with five "stacked" lighting violations during an inspection, uncovers some intel on a potential final fix for stacking ongoing via CVSA/FMCSA development work. High time for it. . .

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Some jurisdictions ‘do not compute’ new restart limitations

Uproar in an hours session at GATS yields intel on some jurisdictions' faulty interpretations of the revised restart provisions in the new hours rule.

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CSA: DataQ opportunity with lights, generic speeding violations

The most common lighting-related violation -- top 20 states for "Inoperative required lamp" prevalence ranked here -- may be basis for a DataQ challenge if the light is not required by regulation.

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Oral arguments set for CSA suit

The suit brought by the Alliance for Safe and Efficient Truck Transportation (ASECTT), filed last year in federal district court in Washington, D.C., will see first oral arguments made Sept. 10.

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Agency clears phones, GPS systems for use as bypass transponders

Smartphones, tablets, global positioning system navigation units and onboard telematics devices have all been cleared by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for use as transponders in commercial trucks

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‘Wireless Roadside Inspection’ inches closer to reality

Mobile communications technology stands to transform the way truck inspections take place, with big implications for the CSA program and owner-operator businesses.

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Team driver to law enforcement: ‘Don’t wake me up’

This letter from reader Martin Hill calls for state/federal law enforcement and inspection staff to cease practice of forcing sleeping codrivers awake for nothing more than an I.D. check.

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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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