CSA Data Trail

CSA’s Distorted Rankings, Part 3: The ‘ugly little secret’ of CSA

This is the third and final part of the CSA's Distorted Rankings series, which is part of the broader CSA's Data Trail series. Click here to see Part 1 of the series, and click here ...

CSA’s Distorted Rankings, Part 2: SMS, safety rating system disconnect compounds problems

This is the second part of the CSA's Distorted Rankings series, within the CSA's Data Trail series. Click here to read Part 1. CSA was intended as an improvement to FMCSA’s SafeStat rating system that used ...

CSA’s Distorted Rankings, Part 1: CSA’s flawed scoring doesn’t stop third parties from judging carriers

Three and a half years after Compliance Safety Accountability began its radical scrambling of how trucking safety is regulated and scored, carriers and owner-operators continue to suffer from its fallout, while bureaucrats struggle to repair ...

CSA is ‘unreliable’ and here’s why – and what to tell customers, says ATA

Trucking continues to question the accuracy and application of data at the heart of the federal government’s regulatory program, and a powerful political voice for the industry has issued a white paper that spells out ...

CSA is a ‘whim,’ ‘abandonment of duty’ by regulator, transport law expert says

(EDITOR’s NOTE: This is Part 1 of a series on CSA, based on several presentations, discussion and follow-up from the recent American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition. In Part 2, FMCSA explains changes to ...

Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference Registration Now Open!

The Commercial vehicle Outlook Conference will be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas on August 20-21st. Registration is now open and a limited number of hotel rooms have been set aside at the Dallas Omni Hotel, conveniently adjoining the conference hall. If convenience, sessions and networking aren’t enough, by attending CVOC you will also receive VIP access to the Great American Trucking Show. Click here to learn more about this event!

Risk & Reward: How CSA’s data shows discrimination toward small carriers

EDITOR’S NOTE: Working with CCJ and Overdrive publisher Randall-Reilly Business Media’s RigDig Business Intelligence unit, we analyzed inspection and scoring data at the end of the Compliance Safety Accountability program’s second year since going live in December 2010. Here we ...

Infographic: Small Fleets loom large on inspectors’ radar

Risk & Reward: Industry, FMCSA at odds over CSA

NOTE: Working with CCJ and Overdrive publisher Randall-Reilly Business Media’s RigDig Business Intelligence unit, we analyzed inspection and scoring data at the end of the Compliance Safety Accountability program’s second year since going live in December 2010. Here we report ...

CSA’s crash flaw: Enforcement, accident rates do not mesh

The largest truck fleets show crash rates well above that of one-truck carriers, yet the megafleet trucks and drivers are inspected at only a fourth of the rate of the single-truck operations, according to Commercial ...

Crackdown: FMCSA’s putting extra muscle into shutting down truck fleets

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has been on a tear over the last year with the issuance of imminent-hazard out-of-service orders. FMCSA statistics show a nearly fivefold increase – 10 to 48 – in ...

Risk & Reward: CSA data shows independents at risk

EDITOR’S NOTE: Working with CCJ and Overdrive publisher Randall-Reilly Business Media’s RigDig Business Intelligence unit, we analyzed inspection and scoring data at the end of the Compliance Safety Accountability program’s second year since going live in December 2010. Here we ...

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