DataQs improvement trial nears, but lingering problems bother industry
Two trucking and law enforcement reps shared loads of mutual respect during a webcast discussion on DataQs, but the fleet executive, Chris Haney, left no doubt about concerns shared by many over the seriousness of CSA's “unintended consequences.”
March 1, 2021
Mounting efforts to improve DataQs appeals fairness
Some in law enforcement and the trucking community see an opportunity to improve the appeals process, drawing on models already in place. Meantime, carriers using the system see it as structurally rigged to defeat most appeals.
February 15, 2021
Hours of Service
Hours changes and personal conveyance, coercion, rates
Reps from CVSA, FMCSA discuss combating coercion as the hours of service rule's new flexibility is set for Sept. 29. Read more and watch here on Overdrive.
September 3, 2020
Truckers received more than 10,000 warnings, citations for traffic violations during Operation Safe Driver Week
Law enforcement officers issued more than 10,000 citations and warnings to commercial truck drivers for various unsafe driving behaviors during July’s Operation Safe Driver Week. In other news: The big three truck stop chains are honoring truckers throughout September. Action in two trucking-related court cases.
September 2, 2020
Hours of Service
DOT says it’s full speed ahead on hours changes implementation
DOT's FMCSA says it's full speed ahead on changes to HOS aimed at increasing flexibility for drivers. More from the first Truck Safety Summit session.
August 5, 2020
‘We’re supposed to be in this thing together’: Level 3 inspection advice and more with Kansas trooper
Kansas trooper Nick Wright answers a variety of DOT inspection-related questions to help prepare you for any roadside inspection. Listen on Overdrive today.
July 13, 2020
Surviving a Level 3 driver inspection: Are you ready for Roadcheck?
Drivers can expect Level 3 inspections to play a bigger part in CVSA's International Roadcheck inspection spree this year. Details here on Overdrive.
July 8, 2020
Toughest 15 (plus 2) states for moving violations ahead of enforcement blitz kicking off July 12
This year's Operation Safe Driver Week blitz begins July 12. Here are the states with the highest moving violation percentages, a safe bet for boosted activity.
July 1, 2020
News roundup, May 1: Truckers make ‘distress call’ to Trump in D.C.
Dozens of truckers descended on D.C. Friday morning and blew their horns to try to gain the attention of President Trump to help with low rates during the pandemic. CVSA has compiled a searchable resource of emergency declarations. Oregon Trucking Associations will hand out free lunches to truckers Wednesday.
May 1, 2020
News roundup, Feb. 26: Clearinghouse checks in CVSA’s updated out-of-service criteria
Under new CVSA out-of-service criteria, drivers who fail a drug test reported to the new drug and alcohol Clearinghouse will be placed out of service if found to be operating before cleared for duty after April 1. Truckers busted with $12M worth of cocaine, meth in Arizona. Trucking co. employee sentenced for role in emissions violations.
February 26, 2020
Roadcheck inspection blitz set for early May
No truck driver wants to encounter an out-of-service violation. Prepare for the 2020 Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's Roadcheck inspections with Overdrive.
January 27, 2020
News roundup, Dec. 2: CVSA issues update on final e-log deadline, used-truck market turning to buyers’ favor
CVSA’s reminder: No ‘soft enforcement’ period or delay in the offing for the Dec. 17 ELD mandate deadline date. Amid growing buyers’ market for used trucks, a particular source for full maintenance records. Waste collection company seeks expansion of short-haul logging exemption.
December 2, 2019
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