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    Samba Safety enhances monitoring platform

    June 17, 2019 11:00AM by John G Smith

    SambaSafety is now incorporating CSA and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) data into its Qorta monitoring platform. With this, safety managers enjoy information on roadside inspections and violations in near real time, all summarized in carrier and driver scorecards. A preview

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    FMCSA chief paints picture of a truck-friendly Trump administration

    October 27, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    AUSTIN, Texas – The head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) painted the picture of a federal government friendly to the trucking industry today, as he delivered a broad-ranging address for members of the American Trucking Associations.

  • Drivers without ELD face out of service violations

    April 2, 2018 10:09AM by Truck News

    GREENBELT, Md. – Those driving trucks in the U.S. without electronic logging devices (ELDs) or grandfathered automatic on-board recording devices (AOBRDs) will now risk 10 hours out of service. Soft enforcement of a related mandate, which began on Dec. 18,

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    Demo allows challenges to U.S. crash findings

    July 31, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Administration (FMCSA) launches a demonstration project on August 1 that will allow carriers to dispute crash findings applied to collision since June 1.

    If those crashes are found to be “not preventable”, individual Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) scores could improve.

    The program emerges following a study on crash causes, released earlier in July.

    The agency will use its DataQs national data correction system to accept Requests for Data Reviews (RDRs) to “evaluate the preventability of certain categories of crashes”.

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    FMCSA to study how to determine crash fault

    July 8, 2016 12:00AM by John G Smith

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. regulators are preparing a two-year demonstration program that will help determine which “less complex” crashes should be considered preventable for the purpose of a carrier’s safety rating.

    It’s the latest step in an overhaul of the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program, which scores violations under Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvements Categories (BASICS) including a “crash indicator”.

    Carriers have for some time been asking how to remove scores for crashes that they don’t believe are their fault, Joe DeLorenzo

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    U.S. in-transit shipments are almost back

    May 2, 2016 12:00AM by Rolf Lockwood

    WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) agency is moving forward on a pilot program aiming to simplify Canadian shipments in-transit through the United States. That is, loads originating in Canada and ending in Canada but travelling via the U.S. en route.

    In fact, CBP’s In-Transit Manifest Pilot Program will work to restore the once common in-transit practice that was curtailed by post-9/11 changes to U.S. border security procedures. Nine Canadian carriers involved in the program will be able to use a limited set of data when crossing the border, easing the administrative burden significantly.

    According to a notice published in the U.S. Federal Register yesterday, “Test participants will submit electronically an in-transit manifest with a relaxed validation for the value data element and they will not have to provide the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) number.”

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    CSA 20-something

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Passenger Service: State troopers ride-along with truckers in crash study

    CSA 2010 officially replaces SafeStat this week. How ready are you?

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    2010 out-of-service criteria update released

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    WASHINGTON — The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance released its annual updated American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria for 2010.

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    Roadcheck blitz could affect your CSA 2010 tab

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    WASHINGTON, D.C — Since its inception in 1988, Operation Roadcheck — in which officials inspect thousands of trucks across North America over a 72-hour period — has grown into the largest targeted vehicle inspection period on the planet.

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    HOS changes, CSA court decision expected soon

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    WASHINGTON — The trucking industry is bracing for several major announcements in the next couple of days and weeks on hours-of-service changes, EOBRs, and another possible delay of CSA 2010.

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    CSA Scores Unreliable, U.S. Gov. Agency Review Agrees

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    ARLINGTON, VA – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) CSA safety enforcement program cannot accurately assess the safety of small carriers, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found in its recent review.

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    U.S. Truck Drivers Still Confused by CSA

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    ARLINGTON, VA – Many truck drivers in the U.S. are still confused over the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance Safety and Accountability (CSA) program, according to a white paper by the American Transportation Research Institute.

  • Graves Addresses Industry Concerns, Says Embrace Change

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    LAS VEGAS – The trucking industry is at a crossroads, ATA CEO Bill Graves said today, and to survive you’ll have to roll with the punches.

  • Study: CSA Data Does Not Predict Crash Performance

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    SMS data for carrier selection will unduly favor some and penalize others, and should be avoided, says study.

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    FMCSA to Study Wireless Roadside Inspections, Split Sleep

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    ARLINGTON, VA – Imagine a time when safety regulators can automatically gather the information they need about trucks, drivers and carriers without ever stopping a single vehicle.