safety

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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Speeding four-wheeler in the breakdown lane!

"The more truckers I meet, the more I realize the good ones really are patient people" and other notes on merging.

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FMCSA calling off so-called ‘red-shirt mandate’

FMCSA is conducting an internal review of all enforcement activities after the Truck-Regulation Public-Comment-Believability Index (TRPCBI) measure associated with the red-shirt NPRM flew into "way too positive" territory.

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