SafeStat

CSA’s Fallout: SMS/safety rating system disconnect compounds problems

While official safety rating element of FMCSA’s enforcement program remains, the CSA SMS runs alongside it, giving a more real-time window into inspections, violations and crashes. However, the difference between results produced by each is marked.

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Still rolling: Old Time Express 2001 Freightliner

Catching a rig from the pages of Overdrive in person at a carrier yard -- and a discussion of the dynamics of safety rating, in flux today with CSA. Have you seen the effects of a Conditional rating?

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Owner-operator bags Victory Vegas Jackpot bike

  The bike Long Haul Trucking-leased owner-operator Steve Wright is sitting on is a 2012 Victory Vegas Jackpot cycle that was the grand prize in a contest begun by the Albertville, Minn.-based carrier at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., last year. This year, after Wright joined two other finalists -- owner-operator Jeff Christenson and team Evan and Shannon Jones -- for the grand prize in the safety contest, he came out on top for ...

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LogBook

Highway bill includes truck parking elements, court orders release of truck stop tiger, owner-operator finalists named, medical certificate changes start Jan. 30, driver shortage to worsen says FTR and more industry news items are featured.

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Cross border program starts, EEOC files suit against carriers, agency urges CSA driver ratings, Icahn buys a percentage of Navistar and more industry news items are featured.

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FMCSA: Study shows CSA improves compliance

CSA model enables the agency and its state partners to contact more carriers earlier to correct safety problems.

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CSA Part 2: Maintaining your equipment

Now more than ever, you’re responsible for what you drive, including company trailers. Take control of maintenance with robust inspection procedures and self-education to avoid inspection hassles.

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High-risk carriers reviewed

FMCSA had used SafeStat to measure carrier safety, but replaced it with the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program on Dec. 12.

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LogBook

CSA rankings, a weight pilot program, use of heavier trucks and a new hours rule proposal are among the industry news items featured.

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Agency defends CSA 2010

FMCSA claims similar data have been available for more than a decade.

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