Government, Safety

Industry Stakeholders Generally Support a National Academy of Sciences CSA Study, But Still See Challenges Ahead

National Academy of Sciences

While many trucking stakeholders have said for years that they support the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program in concept, not all are convinced that the recommendations of an elite academic panel of the National Academy of Sciences will plug all the holes in the program.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 5, 2017
Government, Safety

Safety Scoring System 'Conceptually Sound,' But Needs Improvement, Report Says

The federal Compliance, Safety, Accountability program’s controversial Safety Measurement System to identify motor carriers at high risk for future crashes is “conceptually sound” but several features need improvement, according to a new congressionally mandated report by a panel of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 28, 2017
Government, Safety

Report Examining CSA Program Coming Out June 27

A study examining the safety scoring program used by federal trucking regulators is scheduled to be unveiled June 27, the National Academy of Sciences announced.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 22, 2017

Landmark CSA Study Nears

Oklahoma Highway Patrol

A comprehensive National Academy of Sciences study of the federal Compliance, Safety, Accountability program likely will recommend sweeping changes to the program that is slated to play a significant role in how federal regulators assign motor carrier safety ratings, according to executives who have been following public proceedings about the research.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 5, 2017

FMCSA Again Delays Effective Date of Entry-Level Driver Training Rule

Luke Sharett/Bloomberg News

For the third time, the effective date for an entry-level driver training rule for truck drivers has been delayed, this time until June 5.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
May 22, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Special Coverage

FMCSA Preps Truckers on ELD Malfunctions

Smith by John Sommers II for TT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As the requirement to transition to electronic logging devices fast approaches, federal trucking regulators explained to truckers the steps to take in the event their devices malfunction.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 3, 2017

FMCSA Withdraws Its Proposed Safety Fitness Determination Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has withdrawn its proposed motor carrier safety fitness determination rule as it awaits a major study of the agency’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program by the National Academy of Sciences, according to the agency's March 22 announcement.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 22, 2017
Editorial, Government

Editorial: Hit Pause on CSA Scoring

In business or in battle, it is often critical to consider the adage, “he who hesitates is lost,” as the window for taking advantage of an opportunity is often distressingly brief. Spend too much time pondering a situation and the landscape has changed, your chance has vanished.

February 27, 2017

FMCSA Delays New Driver Training Rule Because of Trump

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

In the agency’s first reaction to a Jan. 20 presidential directive freezing and delaying many new regulatory actions, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officials said they are postponing the effective date of the entry-level driver training final rule.

Transport Topics
February 2, 2017

Darling Emphasizes Safety Partnerships During FMCSA Farewell

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

On his final full day as Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Scott Darling said his biggest regret of his 2½ years in charge was not being able to fully implement the Unified Registration System.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
January 19, 2017