How the team at Old Time Express turned the lock open out of 'safety jail,' reversing its Conditional rating and winning back business.
Part 1 of this story of how one small fleet operator got stuck in "safety jail" as a Conditional safety rating, a high BASIC score in hours and violations compounded and business vanished.
Regulatory compliance expert Jeff Davis says a virtual tsunami of regulations directly or indirectly related to CSA has begun to hit the trucking industry.
With the March and May issue installments of Overdrive's CSA Data Trail stories, Senior Editor Todd Dills scooped GAO's report this week by at least seven months.
Korca Enterprises owner Irfan Dushku faces home confinement and extended probation after bribery attempt; and drivers in Texas, Michigan and Illinois are declared imminent hazards to public safety by FMCSA.
A small fleet owner on CSA: "We lost our triangle, and it is incredible how much difference it has made. Many of our old customers ... called as soon as we lost the triangle."
FMCSA is putting extra muscle into shutting down truck and bus fleets. Often lacking robust back-office resources to deal with interventions, small carriers can be considered most vulnerable.
Independent owner-operators have the lowest rate of truck-involved crashes but are far more likely to be put out of service than drivers for carriers with 500 or more trucks, which have a higher crash rate.
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