Bypass systems work well for carriers with a good safety-performance history to help them avoid the extra scrutiny rolling over the scales gets a truck and its driver.
Under CSA, you don't want to take any chances about whether your equipment will pass inspection. Check these Overdrive articles for help.
Inspectors around the nation know well the low-hanging fruit for violations in certain industry segments.
The way the DataQs challenge system is working suggests conventional wisdom about citations and CSA scores is flawed, with the issue of unfinished clean inspections looming larger for carriers looking to improve CSA scores.
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.
Use the MCS-150 form to update annual vehicle-miles-traveled and total power unit data for your fleet, measurements you have control over and which figure in Unsafe Driving and Crash Indicator BASIC measures.
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.
The final installment in our investigation of third-party driver-scorecard services details carrier practices using the tools to rank current and/or prospective drivers in the perspective of CSA.
Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest is back for a second year. Submit yourself or a female truck driver you know! The first-place winner will win a trip to The Great American Trucking Show in August and will be featured in a story in Overdrive. Submissions accepted through March 20.
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