CSA

CSA critic anticipates changes after legal, administrative scrutiny

(EDITOR’s NOTE: This is the final installment of a series on CSA, based on several presentations, discussion and follow-up from the recent American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition. Part 1 focuses on whether CSA is, essentially, ...

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 ...

Omnitracs’ Norm Ellis shares key issues for compliance

In the midst of an ever-changing regulatory landscape, Norm Ellis, vice president of sales and marketing at Omnitracs, Inc., gives some insights about the current state of the commercial transportation industry and tips on how ...

Shave a few points off CSA score by contesting lights, generic speeding violations

Is your fleet getting dinged for inoperative lamp violations on lights that aren't actually required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Compliance, Safety, Accountability program? It's a problem that happens fairly frequently — and unfairly ...

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 ...

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!

Violations of new hours rules and their impact on CSA scores

The mandatory 30-minute break required by the new hours-of-service rules that went into effect at the beginning of the month will bring with it a severity weight of 7 in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety ...

Infographic: Small Fleets loom large on inspectors’ radar

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 ...

CSA: Where do we go from here?

A panel discussion held at the Great West Fleet Executive Conference Wednesday explored that very question, with the general theme being that fleets and drivers are willing to comply but that CSA still has many ...

Tied down: Cargo securement tips to lower CSA scores

A freshly-minted driver who recently had graduated from a CDL school came by to chat with his instructors and let them know how things were going. He’d just gotten hired by a big fleet, and ...

80 percent of car-truck crashes caused by car drivers, ATA report says

A report released this week by the American Trucking Associations concludes that many  more times than not, car drivers are at fault when cars and trucks crash with one another. ATA's report rounded up reports ...

CSA Subcommittee identifies 3 main issues with program

Suspect data quality, crash accountability and the public nature of carriers' Safety Measurement Scores were concluded to be the top three concerns of motor carriers, enforcement officers, brokers/shippers and others involved with CSA at a Federal ...

ATA still calling for agency to account for crash faults

The American Trucking Associations wants all crashes that were not the fault of the motor carrier removed from its records and, more importantly, do not want them reflected on carriers' Compliance, Safety, Accountability scores.  The ATA ...

Carriers, enforcement officers harp on CSA data quality as main concern

Fleets, enforcement officers, trade associations and others impacted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Compliance, Safety, Accountability initiative spoke up this week at public meetings held in Washington, D.C., regarding CSA and its problems.  The ...

Special report: Regulations’ impact, surviving tight environment in 2013

As part of CCJ's ongoing "On Thin Ice?" series, Part 2 delves into the impact changing regulations from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration could have on trucking — and fleets, specifically — in 2013, as ...

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