Safety Measurement System

FMCSA offers preview of safety measurement changes

These changes are the first in a series of improvements to the safety measurement system that FMCSA will make up to twice a year.

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CSA change will help flatbeds

Flatbed carriers will get some relief on their safety rating under a new change in how securement is weighted in the CSA program.

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FMCSA adds phone use violations to CSA

Five texting and cell phone use violations will now contribute the highest (10 points) weighted severity to carriers’ numerical rankings.

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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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First Mexican carriers pass cross-border audit

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published information on Pre-Authorization Safety Audits for Mexican carriers.

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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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FMCSA wants feedback on 5-year safety plan

Safety improvement proposal is aimed at removing high-risk drivers and carriers from operation.

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A cross-border plan is detailed, a Navy vet is named Back on the Road winner, owner-operator is named Goodyear Highway Hero, Trucker Buddy recognizes pen pals and more industry news items are featured.

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Agency settles carrier safety website suit

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration settled with three trucking associations over information published on the CSA website.

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One driver’s war: Taming CSA and the DataQs challenge process

I finally got the the opportunity to meet Boonville, Ind.-based driver Ed Webb (pictured) in person yesterday afternoon at the newly reopened downtown TA here in Nashville (speaking of which, Aaron Tippen's performing tomorrow morning there at 10 a.m. and 12 noon if you're headed down Tennessee way today). Webb was a source in my reporting for the Truckers News cover story this month, just released, about the new CSA compliance program. Before and since ...

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