Unsafe Driving

Things four-wheelers believe

"I've written several articles about things four-wheelers don't know about trucking and truckers, but there are some things I think they don't know about themselves that bear to be mentioned." ...

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Top 10 toughest states for traffic enforcement

Indiana, Delaware, Illinois top the rankings for violations that contribute CSA's Unsafe Driving measure. Often used by enforcement as a reason to inspect, without an attendant citation such violations can be notoriously difficult to challenge.

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Top 16 unsafe four-wheeler maneuvers; Big closure in Indy ongoing

Insurance.com's most recent consumer survey reveals some fairly common rude -- and unsafe -- practices among motorists; and: details on the Indianapolis South Split construction detour.

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Inconsistent enforcement: CSA’s heat index

State inspection intensity ratings range from Maryland, where 32 inspections per lane-mile of National Highway System were conducted during CSA's first two year, to Idaho, where only two inspections per lane-mile were done.

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Inconsistent enforcement: CSA vs. the independent

In the two years since CSA's advent, the smallest carriers have had a much greater chance of getting inspected and put out of service than drivers and trucks of the largest carriers.

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Manage MCS-150 data for CSA scoring

It's important for those with carrier authority to keep tabs on their annual self-reported vehicle-miles-traveled and power-unit information for CSA scoring purposes.

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Anne Ferro conferences on issues with owner-operators

Run-down of the Wednesday, June 20, 2012 call hosted by the Trucking Solutions Group with FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro on critical industry issues. Find a summation of some of the major points with a link to the entire recorded call.

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LogBook

CSA rankings, a weight pilot program, use of heavier trucks and a new hours rule proposal are among the industry news items featured.

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Fair or foul? Self-examination via the four-wheeler perspective

We've brought it up from time to time here, no doubt -- no secret that the large majority of on-highway accidents involving large trucks follow an initial mistake made by the driver of a four-wheeled vehicle of one sort or another. By and large, truck drivers are justified in holding a desultory opinion of the piloting abilities of the motoring public writ large, and most keep it high in their minds navigating the nation's highways, ...

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Feature Article: Feeling the heat

As the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 program goes live nationwide in July, it will increase the agency’s attention to owner-operator safety.

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