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CSA Safety Scores Must Distinguish Between Preventable and Non-Preventable Accidents

A growing number of fleets contend that Compliance, Safety & Accountability (CSA) program is in need of substantial improvement. Currently, a fleet’s score in the CSA safety monitoring system is based on all fleet-involved crashes, including those that the company’s driver did not cause and could not reasonably have prevented. This scoring criteria is contrary to accepted industry standards and, in the long run, will undermine the validity of the CSA program in the eyes of covered fleets.

Electronic Onboard Recorders: It’s Only a Question of Time

The paper-based logbook system used to track hours of service (HOS) by commercial truck fleets is prone to driver manipulation and falsification. Even the FMCSA has stated that falsification of logbooks is widespread. By all accounts, the current system of manually recorded logbooks is a joke. Yet, despite this “elephant in the room,” the federal government remains unable to mandate onboard devices to improve HOS enforcement. Why can it work in Europe, but not here?

ATA Safety Tour Targets Teen Drivers

FT. WORTH, TX - The American Trucking Associations (ATA) this week brought the group's "Share the Road" highway safety program to the Ft. Worth, Texas, area to educate teen drivers on how to safely share the road with tractor-trailers.

ATA Honors Safety-Minded Fleets & Leaders

ROGERS, AR - American Trucking Associations' Safety Management Council announced its 2010 award recipients on Sept. 29. Winners included ABF Freight System Inc. of Fort Smith, Ark. (large fleet category), Dupré Logistics LLC of Lafayette, La. (mid-size fleet category), and TCW/Tennessee Express of Nashville, Tenn. (small fleet category).

FedEx to Send 114 Drivers to Competition

MEMPHIS, TN - One hundred and fourteen drivers representing the FedEx Corp. operating companies will compete in the National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC) in Columbus, Ohio, held Aug. 3-7.