Safety Fitness Determination

Regulatory update: Speed limiters, insurance increase, carrier scoring rules still set for 2014

A DOT report issued June 13 indicates rules mandating the use of speed limiters in trucks, raising the minimum liability insurance for carriers and implementing a more complete and direct federal safety scoring system could still come in 2014.

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Senate DOT appropriations bill would set e-log, CSA safety fitness determination deadlines

In addition to offering restart-changes relief pending further study, the bill requires an ELD final rule by January 2015 and SFD proposal by December of this year, in addition to an OIG audit of the compliance review program.

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DOT adds raising carrier insurance minimums to regulatory calendar, pushes Safety Fitness rule back

An official timeline for FMCSA's push to raise liability insurance minimums for carriers has been released by the Department of Transportation, and it signals the agency plans to begin work on the regulation quickly in hopes of publishing a proposed rule in November.

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CSA crash-weighting study to be released in June, FMCSA says

Full implementation of the Safety Fitness Determination rule, which would replace the current safety-rating system, could follow two years after a hoped-for September proposal. More news from MCSAC's CSA Subcommittee meeting...

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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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Wash hands, prevent crashes

I have it on good authority the FMCSA will be unveiling their “We are the Borg” campaign sometime next year. It will require drivers to look directly into an inward-facing dashcam every 30 seconds and moo.

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FMCSA proposes plan to establish driver screening

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed a nine-year plan for identifying the riskiest drivers and addressing unsafe driver behavior.

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Crashes and interventions: The fault handicap

FMCSA may be a long way from accounting for crash fault in the CSA Safety Measurement System. In the meantime, questions about the system's effectiveness loom large with analysis of crash rates.

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CSA priorities include addressing concerns of small carriers, crash accountability, agency says

FMCSA also announced plans to launch a new version of the DataQs website for challenging inspection violations and crash assignments as early as the coming weekend.

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Panel highlights CSA data-quality issues

The Feb.5, 2013, meeting of the FMCSA's CSA Subcommitte to the MCSAC advisory board revealed data quality is a top stakeholder concern with the enforcement regime.

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