You may have seen it out at the truckstops already, but if not, I thought I’d take a moment today to alert you to our CSA 2010 Driver’s Handbook, now online in an interactive digital version. Combining reporting from Overdrive and Truckers News editors (from myself to Overdrive Managing Editor Lucinda Coulter and others) with information provided directly by the FMCSA dispelling some of the common myths and misconceptions out there about the program, it’s a handy resource for the uninitiated. It contains features detailing the broader program as well as the Pre-Employment Screening Program and related health regulations.
Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010‘s carrier scoring methodology goes live in just a couple of weeks (Dec. 5 is the latest date). Know what you can reasonably expect, as a driver or owner-operator, with this handbook and by staying abreast of ongoing coverage in Overdrive and Truckers News.
***Also, tonight, Nov. 17, tune into Land Line Now on XM channel 171, Sirius 147. Overdrive 2007 Trucker of the Year Henry Albert says he will be doing an interview about his candidacy for a seat on “OOIDA’s alterate board,” he says.
Affected trucks include model year 2008-2018 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700 and 6900 trucks. DTNA says after hard brake applications, the brake light pressure switch may not activate the brake lights with the light application of the brake pedal.