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ATA Demands FMCSA Release Study Used to Develop CSA Scoring System

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American Trucking Associations is calling on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to release a study of the links between violations and crash risk used to develop its methodology for assigning carriers’ scores in its monitoring and measurement system: Compliance, Safety, Accountability.

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Top 5 Vehicle Maintenance Violations

 
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Vehicle maintenance violations are a huge threat to a carrier’s safety record. There are close to 200 separate violations on FMCSA’s list of point-carrying infractions, and many carry ratings of 5 points or higher.

 

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FMCSA Webinar to Cover Truck and Bus Crash Data

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On Wednesday, May 30, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association’s Office of Analysis, Research and Technology is will hold its annual webinar providing data on truck and bus crashes in 2010 and trends during the past five years.

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Georgia Logging Company Ordered to Shut Down

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered Georgia-based Judson Mobley Logging to immediately cease all transportation services, declaring the truck company an imminent hazard to public safety.

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Best Practices for Random Drug and Alcohol Testing (DOT)

 What’s the best tool employers have for deterring drug and alcohol use in the workplace?

Random Testing. And, here are just a few of the reasons why:

  • Saves lives and prevents injuries.
  • Helps employers identify workers with substance abuse issues and facilitate their treatment.
  • Allows employees to easily say no to illegal drug use. “No, thanks. They drug test at work.”
  • Reduces employer liability.
  • It is a fair way of testing.

The purpose of this publication is to help DOT covered employers and service agents in implementing and evaluating their own random testing programs. While DOT regulations serve as a mandatory minimum and do not prevent additional practices that serve the effectiveness of a testing program, don’t forget that some DOT covered employers may also have extra requirements from industry specific regulations.

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