Roundup: A source of supposed DOT ‘bot attack’; The ‘fatbergs’ clogging the regs swamp
Source of supposed “bot” attack on regulatory reform comments identified. And transport attorney Henry Seaton’s talk at NASTC’s annual meeting identifies safety-rating, hours and other issues as principal fatbergs to clear in regs-reform efforts.
November 21, 2017
Next steps for CSA — scores behind the curtain or not?
Will the FMCSA press forward with CSA SMS changes to bring scores back to public view or allow the SMS to remain a “half-baked solution sitting in the dark”? For the ASECTT group, there could be a third way forward for the agency…
July 6, 2017
Update: Safety review continues trend toward the negative, non-ratable
Tom Sanderson of Transplace and the ASECTT group is right in some ways about FMCSA having “doubled down” on its post-CSA policy, particularly with respect to how it conducts safety audits in this day and age. Latest ratings-issued numbers here.
June 24, 2017
ASECTT group presses ahead on CSA, safety rating reform and other issues
In addition to its chief concern over reliance on CSA SMS scores in safety assessment, ASECTT now turns attention to reform of the safety-audit system and federal preemption of state wage/hour laws and independent contractor classification, among other issues.
June 23, 2017
SFD’s ties to the ‘discredited’ CSA SMS: Just one ‘fatal flaw’ in safety-rating rulemaking, coalition argues
Got CSA fatigue? This one’s sure to tire you out, but take heed: the coalition of mostly small carrier-interest groups that’s been active this past year on a variety of regulatory fronts sees numerous problems in the FMCSA’s SFD proposal.
June 2, 2016
Lawsuit over FMCSA guidance on CSA scores dismissed
In a brief to media and members, the board of the Alliance for Safe, Efficient and Competitive Truck Transportation reported that the suit they brought against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in 2012 had been decided in favor of FMCSA.
June 17, 2014
CSA’s golden triangle more like a ‘scarlet letter’
Audio from Panther’s Irwin Shires and Transplace’s Tom Sanderson at the CSA Subcommittee meeting shows difficulties of carriers dealing with the mark of the CSA program.
April 30, 2014
Lawsuit against CSA could see decision within 6 months, attorney says
Henry Seaton expects a decision in the next six months — meanwhile, two reports from House committees on the CSA SMS are expected before the end of the year.
November 8, 2013
FMCSA’s enforcement authority growth spurt
With the Unified Registration System at final rule status and in implementation phase, some watchers see a future powerful tool for FMCSA in its efforts to target noncompliant carriers.
August 23, 2013
Losing the golden triangle: More proof shippers (mis)use CSA
A small fleet owner on CSA: “We lost our triangle, and it is incredible how much difference it has made. Many of our old customers … called as soon as we lost the triangle.”
July 29, 2013
Oral arguments set for CSA suit
The suit brought by the Alliance for Safe and Efficient Truck Transportation (ASECTT), filed last year in federal district court in Washington, D.C., will see first oral arguments made Sept. 10.
July 27, 2013
Inconsistent enforcement: CSA vs. the independent
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.
March 14, 2013
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