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Annual Brake Safety Week September 6-12

The annual Brake Safety Week, part of the Operation Airbrake program sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance in partnership with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), will begin over the holiday weekend and is designed to promote safety on roadways across North America. This year’s event will begin on 

 

Annual Inspection Blitz "Roadcheck," June 2-4, 2015

Roadcheck, the annual inspection blitz conducted as a joint effort of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and others, will take place June 2-4, 2015. CVSA says roughly 10,000 inspectors from state, local and federal enforcement agencies will be stationed at 1,500 inspection points across the

 

The Impact of PSP: FMCSA's Pre-Employment Screening Resource

When it comes to hiring qualified drivers, motor carriers have a variety of resources available to use as screening tools. One of those tools includes the FMCSA's Pre-Employment Screening Program, or PSP. Companies regularly using PSP have, on average, reduced their crash rates by 8% and their driver out-of-service rates by 17.2% 

 

Avoiding Fall Season Safety Spikes

The Fall season is historically one of the worst times of the year for safety throughout the country. No matter what type of work is being done, this season always seems to have a spike in accidents and injuries. There are many factors that contribute to this phenomenon. Changes in weather, later sunrises and earlier sunsets, more people on

 

Driver Qualification Files: The Complete Package

Of the many regulatory requirements that fleet operators must navigate, the rules under 49 CFR Part 391.51 must be followed on a frequent basis. Although this code may not be recognizable by its regulatory part number, many carriers are familiar with its contents: the general requirements for driver qualification files. Every motor carrier must maintain a driver qualification file for each driver it employs. Sounds easy, right? Well, it can more difficult than you think.

 

Not Guilty – Removing Violations from Carrier and Driver Records

Beginning August 23rd, 2014, motor carriers and drivers are now able to remove roadside inspection violation data collected in the Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) to reflect the outcomes of adjudicated citations. The ability to have a violation’s severity reduced or removed from the MCMIS system can 

 

Recognizing Your Best Truck Driver

How do you determine who your best truck drivers are? You know, the guys that are out there getting the job done for you every day. The ones that deserve the most home time and best routes. It often seems that the determination of who's the best comes down to who is consistently willing to show up and respond to dispatch. The...

 

CSA Intervention: Levels & Requirements

CSA interventions are determined using the SMS to identify carriers exceeding intervention threshold in one or more BASICs. If any of those terms are unfamiliar or you need a refresher, see our previous blog "Understanding CSA Scores." These interventions are used as a tool to address the specific safety problems FMCSA has...

 

Understanding CSA Scores

Knowing and understanding what CSA scores are and how they are determined is extremely important for motor carriers looking to maintain profitable and sustainable operations. Let’s break down CSA scores to help you do that. All violations during roadside inspections contribute points to the total score a motor carrier has in each...

 

How CSA Scores Impact Your Bottom-line

CSA scores are a metric in the transportation sector, which measures compliance, safety and accountability (CSA) within your company and compared to the industry. It is the key performance indicator measuring results and is displayed as public information. The scores are broken down into a few categories, measuring the...