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SambaSafety enhances fleet monitoring platform

June 17, 2019 by John Smith

SambaSafety is now incorporating CSA and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) data into its Qorta monitoring platform for fleets. With this, safety managers enjoy information on roadside inspections and violations in near real time, all summarized in carrier and driver scorecards. […]

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FMCSA chief paints picture of a truck-friendly Trump administration

October 27, 2018 by John Smith

AUSTIN, Texas – The head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) painted the picture of a federal government friendly to the trucking industry today, as he delivered a broad-ranging address for members of the American Trucking Associations.

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ELD violations won’t mean CSA points

November 17, 2017 by elizabeth

TORONTO, ON – Carriers that operate across the border don’t have to fear for their Compliance, Safety, and Accountability (CSA) scores if they are not compliant with the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate before the Dec. 18 deadline.
Federal Officials in the United States are confirming that drivers who are cited roadside for non-compliance before April 1, 2018 will be issued a “no points cite” which won’t affect the driver or carrier in the CSA system, reports Heavy Duty Trucking.

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Demo allows challenges to U.S. crash findings

July 31, 2017 by John Smith

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Administration (FMCSA) launches a demonstration project on August 1 that will allow carriers to dispute crash findings applied to collision since June 1.

If those crashes are found to be “not preventable”, individual Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) scores could improve.

The program emerges following a study on crash causes, released earlier in July.

The agency will use its DataQs national data correction system to accept Requests for Data Reviews (RDRs) to “evaluate the preventability of certain categories of crashes”.

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Vigillo data linked to JJ Keller training

October 2, 2016 by John Smith

Vigillo and JJ Keller are joining together to provide a system that identifies unsafe driver behavior and assigns appropriate training to correct the issue.

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FMCSA to study how to determine crash fault

July 8, 2016 by John Smith

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. regulators are preparing a two-year demonstration program that will help determine which “less complex” crashes should be considered preventable for the purpose of a carrier’s safety rating.

It’s the latest step in an overhaul of the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program, which scores violations under Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvements Categories (BASICS) including a “crash indicator”.

Carriers have for some time been asking how to remove scores for crashes that they don’t believe are their fault, Joe DeLorenzo

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U.S. in-transit shipments are almost back

May 2, 2016 by Rolf Lockwood

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) agency is moving forward on a pilot program aiming to simplify Canadian shipments in-transit through the United States. That is, loads originating in Canada and ending in Canada but travelling via the U.S. en route.

In fact, CBP’s In-Transit Manifest Pilot Program will work to restore the once common in-transit practice that was curtailed by post-9/11 changes to U.S. border security procedures. Nine Canadian carriers involved in the program will be able to use a limited set of data when crossing the border, easing the administrative burden significantly.

According to a notice published in the U.S. Federal Register yesterday, “Test participants will submit electronically an in-transit manifest with a relaxed validation for the value data element and they will not have to provide the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) number.”

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PeopleNet Partners with Vigillo for Analytics Dashboard Data

February 17, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

BURLINGTON, ON – PeopleNet has selected Vigillo LLC to provide CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability) data for its new safety analytics dashboard targeted at improving risky drivers.

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Vigillo Offers Upgrade

December 9, 2015 by Rolf Lockwood

Vigillo’s redesigned Carrier Select opt-in web-based application keeps CSA scores visible even after new U.S. legislatioln

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CSA 20-something

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

CSA 2010 officially replaces SafeStat this week. How ready are you?

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Graves Addresses Industry Concerns, Says Embrace Change

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LAS VEGAS – The trucking industry is at a crossroads, ATA CEO Bill Graves said today, and to survive you’ll have to roll with the punches.

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Study: CSA Data Does Not Predict Crash Performance

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

SMS data for carrier selection will unduly favor some and penalize others, and should be avoided, says study.

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2010 out-of-service criteria update released

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON — The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance released its annual updated American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria for 2010.

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Roadcheck blitz could affect your CSA 2010 tab

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON, D.C — Since its inception in 1988, Operation Roadcheck — in which officials inspect thousands of trucks across North America over a 72-hour period — has grown into the largest targeted vehicle inspection period on the planet.

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HOS changes, CSA court decision expected soon

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON — The trucking industry is bracing for several major announcements in the next couple of days and weeks on hours-of-service changes, EOBRs, and another possible delay of CSA 2010.