Fleet Safety – “3 Tips to Improving Your CSA Score”

The motivation behind the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) initiative is clear – the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), state partners and the transportation industry want to reduce commercial motor vehicle crashes, fatalities and injuries. The Department of Transportation (DOT) calls it a “change to save lives,” and that’s something everyone can support. Let’s review … Continue reading Fleet Safety – “3 Tips to Improving Your CSA Score”

Updated! FMCSA – “Summary of Hours-of-Service (HOS) Regulations”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFvwrSJk_SE Who Must Comply HOS Final Rule Most drivers must follow the HOS Regulations if they drive a commercial motor vehicle, or CMV. In general, a CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business and is involved in interstate commerce and fits any of these descriptions: Weighs 10,001 pounds or more … Continue reading Updated! FMCSA – “Summary of Hours-of-Service (HOS) Regulations”

FMCSA – “Summary of Hours-of-Service (HOS) Regulations”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFvwrSJk_SE Who Must Comply HOS Final Rule Most drivers must follow the HOS Regulations if they drive a commercial motor vehicle, or CMV. In general, a CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business and is involved in interstate commerce and fits any of these descriptions: Weighs 10,001 pounds or more … Continue reading FMCSA – “Summary of Hours-of-Service (HOS) Regulations”

Lawmakers Continuing To Question The Effectiveness, Fairness Of CSA; Trucking Industry Still Wants Changes

Kevin Jones WASHINGTON — Congress once again is looking into the CSA program, and the trucking industry once again has sent representatives to the Capital to point out shortcomings and ask for changes. The House Highways and Transit Subcommittee convened Sept.13 and heard from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the trucking industry, law enforcement … Continue reading Lawmakers Continuing To Question The Effectiveness, Fairness Of CSA; Trucking Industry Still Wants Changes

Congress Mandates FMCSA Rule On EOBR’s & Other Safety Initiatives

MAP-21 signed into law on July 6th Posted July 6, 2012 The U.S. Congress has passed a massive new transportation funding bill that contains numerous provisions affecting motor carrier safety, including a controversial mandate that all interstate truck and bus drivers that are required to maintain a record of duty status (driver log) use electronic … Continue reading Congress Mandates FMCSA Rule On EOBR’s & Other Safety Initiatives

Revised FMCSA HOS Rules Stirring Some Controversy

Last December, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) published revised hours of service (HOS) rules that apply to motor carriers and commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The new rules became effective in February, although full compliance is not required until July 1, 2013. But all has not been smooth sailing … Continue reading Revised FMCSA HOS Rules Stirring Some Controversy

Obama Administration Decides Against Lowering Trucker Daily Hours

The Obama administration decided against a cut in truckers’ daily hours behind the wheel, to the dismay of safety advocates, but made other changes aimed at fighting driver fatigue. The rule issued last Thursday continues to permit drivers to be on the road for up to 11 hours daily, something favored by the trucking industry, … Continue reading Obama Administration Decides Against Lowering Trucker Daily Hours

Quick Tips − CSA 2010 Advice for Drivers

Changes are coming in December in CSA 2010, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's new safety measurement program. One is changing "deficient" to "alert" when a motor carrier's score in one or more BASIC categories is above the agency's threshold for intervention; FMCSA said this is being done because feedback after Aug. 16, when it … Continue reading Quick Tips − CSA 2010 Advice for Drivers

CSA 2010 Information For Carriers, Drivers & Logistics Companies.

Outreach & Media FMCSA's Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 (CSA 2010) is a national safety initiative to more effectively identify and quickly intervene with large truck and bus drivers and carriers who are not complying with safety rules in order to make the roads safer for everyone. This page offers materials to help inform motor carriers … Continue reading CSA 2010 Information For Carriers, Drivers & Logistics Companies.

Commercial Motor Vehicles & FMCSA “CSA 2010” – What Does it Mean To Your Drivers & Logistics?

Commercial motor vehicle drivers, owner-operators, fleet managers, fleet owners, and other commercial vehicles on the Nation’s roadways are essential participants in FMCSA’s CSA 2010 (Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010) initiative to reduce motor vehicle crashes and fatalities. This section provides vital information to help you understand your roles and responsibilities under the new CSA 2010 operational … Continue reading Commercial Motor Vehicles & FMCSA “CSA 2010” – What Does it Mean To Your Drivers & Logistics?

Must Have: Safety Links For Safety Professionals

Important Safety information can be found on these web sites: OSHA Bureau of Safety and Regulation Department of Transportation ADA information Center for Disease Control NIOSH home page Federal Emergency Management Agency Family Medical Leave Act Work Place Violence Info Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization Crane Institute of America, Inc. Government's attempts to … Continue reading Must Have: Safety Links For Safety Professionals