Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Begins Large-Truck Crash Causal Factors Study

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Federal trucking regulators are progressing on plans for a $30 million Large-Truck Crash Causal Factors study intended to gather new critical information and data in an effort to reduce crashes nationwide.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 18, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Crash Trends a ‘Concern,’ FMCSA Officials Say at Safety Meeting

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Speeding, distracted driving, work zone accidents and a lack of seat belt use in fatal truck-occupant crashes remain “areas of concern” among federal trucking regulators, according to a top official at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 11, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

IG Report Outlines Top Management Challenges for FMCSA

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A federal oversight report calls on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to provide more “robust oversight” of states’ compliance with commercial driver license and driver medical exam requirements.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 12, 2020

Adverse Conditions: Is Your Fleet Ready?

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Studies have shown that 21% of all motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. are weather-related. And while we can’t control the weather, we can control fleet preparedness. Recent research has proven that the number and strength of extreme weather events in the US – from blizzards to floods – have increased over the last fifty years. With that fact in mind, all companies need to take special note of any extreme weather conditions, and take steps to mitigate the risks that come along with them.

April 16, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FMCSA Announces Plans for March 19 Safety Summit

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is planning a Safety Summit on March 19 for motor carriers, drivers, safety technology developers and users, federal and state partners, and safety advocate groups to share ideas on improving truck safety.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 2, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

CSA Turns 10, but Is It Making Trucking Safer?

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It’s been a decade since the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration kicked off its Compliance, Safety, Accountability program aimed at assessing the safety of the nation’s motor carriers. Yet there are still some concerns about its benefits.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 6, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment

FMCSA Seeks Comments for New Large-Truck Crash Causation Study

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Jan. 14 issued a formal request for public comment on how best to design and conduct a major study to identify factors contributing to all large-truck fatal, injury and tow-away crashes.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 13, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

CVSA Asks Senate to Fund an Updated Major Crash Causation Study

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The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has asked U.S. Senate appropriators to include funding in the 2020 transportation funding bill for a study that would explore the causes for commercial vehicle crashes, an update to a similar study completed 16 years ago.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 9, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Mapillary Assists Transportation Agencies With Safety

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Mapillary, a street-level imagery platform, has announced that photologs with 40 million images of about 270,000 miles of road data have been uploaded to its system to improve safety in the commercial and commuter transportation sectors.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 17, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Crash Not Your Fault? FMCSA Says Soon It Won't Hurt Your CSA Score

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Beginning in August, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration plans to make permanent a demonstration program that allows truck crashes in which the driver was not at fault to be listed as “not preventable” in Compliance, Safety, Accountability program scores.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 3, 2019