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Trucking CSA 2010 Big Money Maker for States

Jun
3,
2010
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The upcoming safety initiative for the trucking industry, CSA 2010 is beginning to show signs of becoming a big money maker for the States.  According to a report received from a driver, a Georgia state officer was reported as saying … Continue reading

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Sleep Apnea Mandate – Does the Data Really Indicate 28% of Truckers have Sleep Apnea?

May
31,
2010
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by Donna Smith On May 18th we wrote a blog post to explain the data and results conducted by the FMCSA regarding a study on Sleep Apnea; “Sleep Apnea- A Smoke Screen for Many Truck Driver Fatigue Issues. In that … Continue reading

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Sleep Apnea- A Smoke Screen for Many Truck Driver Fatigue Issues

May
18,
2010
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by Allen Smith Driver Fatigue is no stranger to the trucking industry. The FMCSA has performed studies in the past in order to better understand what causes driver fatigue and how to reduce it by correcting the major contributing sources. … Continue reading

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CSA 2010- Motor Carriers and Drivers Both Need to be Compliant

May
4,
2010
8

Allen Smith While doing my daily Google news searches I came across an interesting article and video regarding CSA 2010.  The video was made during a Driving for Profit Seminar directed to carriers, telling them about the importance of CSA … Continue reading

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CSA 2010 Basic Scores for Motor Carriers and Truck Drivers

Apr
28,
2010
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The FMCSA safety initiative, CSA 2010, has certainly gotten the industry talking.  The problem that I see now is that there is still too much misinformation being bounced around about the new safety program.   The main reason for the wrong … Continue reading

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The Driver Shortage, CDL Training, and CSA 2010- The Saga Continues

Apr
14,
2010
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by Allen Smith It’s no secret to everyone, drivers have been anticipating a lot of change and rumors of change within the trucking industry. First there is the infamous CSA 2010, the description and explanation of which can alter depending … Continue reading

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Truckers Sleeper Berth Rule

Mar
11,
2010
2

When it comes to writing the various regulations for professional truckers, it can be quite confusing to say the least.   What looks good on paper for some, appears as complete chaos to those responsible for abiding by the rules.  The … Continue reading

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CSA2010 Severity and Point System Safety Rating for Truck Drivers

Jan
22,
2010
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The purpose of the CSA2010 initiative (Comprehensive Safety Analysis) is to “develop more effective and efficient methods for FMCSA, together with industry and state partners, to achieve its mission of reducing commercial motor vehicle crashes, fatalities, and injuries.” Basically, a … Continue reading

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Closed Rest Areas to Reopen in Virginia

Jan
21,
2010
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – As reported by WUSA9.com The Commonwealth Transportation Board has voted to reopen 19 closed Interstate rest stops in Virginia. The board’s unanimous approval Wednesday followed a short appeal by (Republican) Gov. Bob McDonnell, who made good … Continue reading

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CSA 2010 Good for Trucking Industry or Opportunity for Abuse?

Nov
6,
2009
67

The trucking industry will soon see a change in the FMCSA safety rating system, Safestat.  The new program, CSA 2010 will soon be underway.   I see what could be a good thing for the safety standards of the trucking industry, … Continue reading

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