Government, Business, Safety

CSA Turns 10, but Is It Making Trucking Safer?

Police lights According to Scopelitis Transportation Consulting's presentation of the latest comparable FMCSA data, the truck-involved fatal crash rate per 100 million miles traveled has grown from 1.14 in 2010 to 1.42 in 2017. (Getty Images)

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, Safety

FMCSA Decides to Heed Advice of CSA Panel, Baffling Some Truckers

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A decision by federal trucking regulators to adopt sweeping recommendations of an elite academic panel’s study assessing the way truckers are safety-rated has been mostly well received by the industry; yet some truckers admit they are a bit baffled by the complex “item response theory,” or IRT, approach to revamp the federal Compliance, Safety, Accountability program.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 6, 2017