Live Q&A: Exploring hurdles and criticisms of DOT's DataQs

Updated Jun 26, 2021

Sit in here with Overdrive's Todd Dills for a live discussion and Q&A about DOT's DataQs crash and inspection information correction system, featuring Chris Turner of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, and Chris Haney, safety director for the 130-truck Payne Trucking, with both owner-operators and company drivers pulling end dumps out of a Fredericksburg, Va., home base.

What's the best strategy for contesting violations and errors in the DataQs system? How might incorrect information impact your CSA scores and susceptibility to safety audits? Those questions and more were part of the discussion.  

This Q&A follows reporting in Overdrive's recent "Setting the Record Straight" package of features, which details the often long and painstaking process of challenging and correcting even simple and clear errors on carriers' records, strategies for successfully correcting the record, and what the landscape for reform looks like.

All of the stories and more in the "Setting the Record Straight" package:

Criticism mounts of DataQs crash/inspection-info review system
Correcting errors: How they can happen, how they hurt
Two states, CVSA lead way in countering DataQs appeals bias
How to mount an effective DataQs challenge
Podcast: Fairness in Minnesota's DataQs appeals process

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