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Lawsuit over FMCSA guidance on CSA scores dismissed

| June 17, 2014

In a brief to media and members, the board of the Alliance for Safe, Efficient and Competitive Truck Transportation reported that the suit they brought against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in 2012 had ...

CSA’s Fallout: Scoring reliability woes dominate independents’ concerns

| June 03, 2014

Overdrive's 2014 CSA survey shows independents are most concerned about reliability of scores, but the system’s many flaws haven’t halted third-party use of the rankings in business decisions.

POLL: Should carrier CSA scores be withheld from public view?

| April 23, 2014

Given CSA problems shown by various reports this year and last, should BASIC scores be withheld from public view? If so, should inspection/violation data remain accessible? Tell us what you think here.

GAO CSA report fallout: More small-carrier inspections on the way?

| February 13, 2014

Some watchers feel that "reprioritizing" inspection criteria to grab and tie up more and more of the "little guys" among carriers on the road might be the onerous result of the GAO's focus on lack ...

You read it here first: CSA’s built-in unfairness

| February 04, 2014

With the March and May issue installments of Overdrive's CSA Data Trail stories, Senior Editor Todd Dills scooped GAO's report this week by at least seven months.

CSA display-changes comment period ends Jan. 4

| December 12, 2013

Few comments have been filed on the public docket surrounding FMCSA's CSA display changes; those from owner-operators have largely focused on bedrock data-quality issues.

FMCSA’s enforcement authority growth spurt

| August 23, 2013

With the Unified Registration System at final rule status and in implementation phase, some watchers see a future powerful tool for FMCSA in its efforts to target noncompliant carriers.

Crashes and interventions: Crackdown!

| May 10, 2013

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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