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Spotlight on Carrier Resource for the Controlled Substances/Alcohol BASIC

The Safety Management Cycle (SMC) is a useful tool for identifying and addressing safety and compliance issues. In the spotlight this week is the SMC for the Controlled Substances/Alcohol Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category (BASIC). This resource suggests actions in each of the six operational areas that carriers can take to work towards reducing or eliminating violations by creating or improving their safety management controls.

The SMC for the Controlled Substances/Alcohol BASIC includes recommendations such as establishing written policies and procedures that promote, verify, and enforce adherence to all controlled substance and alcohol rules and regulations. Another action a carrier may want to take is conveying expectations to all applicable staff for adhering to controlled substance and alcohol regulations and to company policies and procedures. 

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FMCSA Shuts Down Carrier For Withholding Safety Records

In July, a ruling was passed that would allow the FMCSA to revoke a carrier’s operating authority based not on their poor safety record, but on a lack of cooperation with authorities. For the first time ever, the FMCSA has shut down a company for refusing to allow access to their records.

After the Fung Wah company, a Boston-based passenger carrier, had their busses placed out of service, the company briefly leased new vehicles, but were shut down entirely on Tuesday after they wouldn’t produce safety records requested by the FMCSA.

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Deadly Carrier Takes Advantage of the System

The FMCSA and is reportedly hard at work trying to crack down on chameleon carriers who resurrect themselves as a new company under a new name after their doors are closed for being an imminent safety hazard. Their program is still under development, so this shady practice is still at large, but before the FMCSA has even had the chance to deal with this threat, another similar situation has turned up that is potentially even more dangerous.

On November 12th, a fatal wreck occurred involving a truck owned by Two Dayes Transport. When the FMCSA went to investigate the carrier, they found something unusual. Two Dayes Transport had exactly the same address, vehicles, employees, and drivers as another company called Two Dayes Trucking. The only difference was that Two Dayes Trucking had been shut down by the FMCSA for disregarding safety regulations… that, and the fact that Two Dayes Transport was never legally allowed to run freight.

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Con-way Freight Wins Second Consecutive LTL Carrier of the Year Award From Whirlpool Corporation

Whirlpool Corporation[Marketwire] – For the second consecutive year Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. , has been named LTL Carrier of the Year by Whirlpool Corporation . This is the third time …Yahoo! Finance: Trucking Industry News

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YRC Freight Recognized as DM Transportation 2011 Carrier of the Year

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[PR Newswire] – OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — YRC Freight, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW), is proud to announce its selection as the 2011 Carrier of the Year by DM Transportation, …
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