Regulations

Report: Car drivers at fault in nearly 80 percent of car-truck crashes

| February 14, 2013

In trying to push FMCSA to act on crash accountability and CSA scoring, ATA says that studies show most accidents involving trucks are not the fault of the driver or carrier.

More hours flexibility would improve safety

| February 14, 2013

Drivers, responding to an FMCSA study that some interpreted as backing up what they have been saying for years, showed unity around the call for more berth-use flexibility to improve safety,

Who’s keeping score: CSA ranking tool for drivers

| February 13, 2013

The Vigillo Roadside Resume tool is marketed directly to drivers and approximates driver CSA BASIC rankings. Learn how to access the system, as well as get a handle on its limitations, in this story.

FMCSA to host MATS driver-training listening session

| February 11, 2013

The session will take place Friday, March 22, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in room C101 at the Louisville convention center. No registration is required. Webcast details are forthcoming.

Who’s keeping score: PSP is driver-info ‘gold standard’

| February 11, 2013

FMCSA's Pre-employment Screening Program is the only place to find full driver-specific detail of the information contained in the Motor Carrier Management Information System database that underpins CSA.

Hours rules suspended in states struck by winter storm

| February 11, 2013

Several states hit by winter storm "Nemo" this weekend have suspended hours of service rules for drivers carrying emergency supplies.

Industry, safety advocates split on CSA ‘work in progress’

| February 07, 2013

The Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee's 10-member CSA subcommittee issued recommendations with no small amount of dissent on the issues of crash fault and CSA scores' public display.

Cuts may not include most trucking safety programs

| February 06, 2013

While budget cuts loom and federal officials make contingency plans, motor carrier safety programs remain exempt from significant reductions.

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