safety

National truck-parking driver survey launched

Here find out how to take the survey, created by Hope Rivenburg in part in concert with driver advocates Allen and Donna Smith of Truth About Trucking and aimed at educating the DOT on parking needs.

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Carriers, drivers aligned on need for shift in enforcement priorities

Following a speech at the 2013 CVSA spring workshop which decried states' outsize inspection focus, Overdrive readers responded largely positively to a message of new traffic-enforcement priorities.

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Crashes and interventions: Crackdown!

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.

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Watch those post-crash-inspection violations

They shouldn't be assigned severity weights to contribute to a carrier's ranking in any CSA BASIC if the violation was a result of the crash.

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Poll: What is the most safety-enhancing enforcement strategy?

As industry conversation heats up around the appropriate national enforcement strategy, this poll probes owner-operators' views on the most safety-positive efforts on the highways.

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What this year’s MCSAP awards say about national enforcement priorities

MCSAP award winners' violation priorities profiles suggest the federal government views a high level of on-highway traffic enforcement (versus vehicle inspections) as preferable enforcement behavior.

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FMCSA’s focus on inspections a point of contention at CVSA workshop

ATA representative Phil Byrd challenged the enforcement community to shift priorities away from inspections to traffic enforcement. Also: Regulatory update from FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro.

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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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CSA: Law enforcement/ driver perspective alignment

Though drivers' No. 1 named CSA problem in recent polling is the deterioration in driver/officer relationships, an interview with CVSA's Stephen Keppler shows some concurrence on the system's problems.

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Readers to law enforcement: Look in the mirror

Some drivers responding to news of Tennessee's use of troopers in big rigs to nab texting four-wheelers loved the idea -- others suggested it might be just another safety hazard.

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