Vigillo’s big data platform adds judicial outcomes of driver citations

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Updated Jul 14, 2014

AthenaVigillo LLC, creators of Athena, an advanced big data platform for the transportation industry, announced that it has partnered with U.S. Legal Services Inc. to  add  a new premium data channel to Athena. The new data channel with its built-in dashboards and reports will enable carriers to gain visibility into judicial outcomes of driver citations.

New guidelines from the FMCSA permit adjudicated CSA violations to be removed from driver and Carrier CSA Scores.  This Athena Channel shows where these are being successful.

“Much like the inspection disparity that exists between states, various courts handle citations and violations differently,” said Steve Bryan, CEO of Vigillo. “Athena’s new U.S. Legal Services channel has data that can help a carrier know how each court is resolving driver citations related to CSA and their MVR.”

Anne-Marie Hulsey U.S. Legal Services Inc.’s director of business development, noted a recent Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) ruling says that beginning August 23, 2014, motor carriers and drivers will be able to request through the DataQs system the removal of violations when a driver is found not guilty, a violation is dismissed in court, or a receives a reduction in charge.

“FMCSA has finally acknowledged that it has to recognize the rulings issued in the U.S. judicial system,” Bryan stated. “This decision, which has wide support within the commercial motor vehicle industry, improves the quality and constitutionality of violation data that feeds into CSA scores.”

The U.S. Legal Services channel is the latest interconnected data channel in Athena and is now available to all Athena Subscribers for a nominal premium channel fee.  Its Dashboards reveal the disposition of driver citations by state, county, violation type, CSA/MVR, fine reduction, and time to disposition. Also included is a Dashboard revealing where others have been successful with DataQ’s challenges by violation type and location.