Facts and Fiction: Understanding the Electronic Logging Device Requirement

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Implementation of the FMCSA’s electronic logging device (ELD) requirement is only a few weeks away. On December 18, 2017, all drivers that currently maintain paper logs will be required to use an ELD for hours of service (HOS) compliance.

Before the deadline, both motor carriers and professional drivers will need to ensure their operations are prepared for the ELD rule requirements.

The Future of CSA Scores

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What the National Academies of Sciences CSA Recommendations Will Mean

The ability of the CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability) scoring system to accurately portray the crash risk of each individual motor carrier is still in question, which has become of paramount importance to the trucking industry as more and more people — bankers, insurers, shippers, plaintiff’s attorneys, to name a few — are looking to CSA as the final word on the safety of the fleet.

3 Key Transportation Safety Issues [Podcast]

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Listen to Michael Cammisa, Vice President of Safety Policy & Connectivity for the American Trucking Associations as he provides an update on the following key transportation safety issues:

• Electronic Logging Devices Mandate (ELDs and AOBRDs)
• Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT)
• Pilot Program for Split Sleeper Berth Time

Final Trucking Rules Spearhead a Positive Outlook for 2017 [Podcast]

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Several important rules were announced at the end of December 2016 that will positively affect motor carriers.

Bill Sullivan, Executive Vice President Advocacy for the American Trucking Associations reviews the recently published rules and what trucking may expect from the new administration.

Topics covered include: the drug and alcohol clearinghouse, entry-level driver training, hours-of-service restart and key advocacy priorities for 2017.

New Proposal Sets a Higher Bar for Bigger Fleets – Is that Fair?

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Earlier this year, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) proposed a new method for assigning motor carriers’ safety fitness determinations (SFD), commonly called safety ratings.

Currently, safety ratings are assigned after the completion of a labor-intensive compliance review (CR) – or audit – of records at the carrier’s place of business.

FMCSA now proposes to also use data from its Compliance Safety, Accountability (CSA) Safety Measurement System (SMS), in addition to information gathered during on-site compliance reviews, to make SFDs on a monthly basis.