Browsing Archive: July, 2012

FMCSA Refocusing Attention in Safety Audits

Posted by Wesley Waters on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, In : Transportation News 

Byline: Don Jerrell, Contributor


HNI recently held a workshop called FMCSA Safety Audit Requirements and How to Prepare, featuring FMCSA and Wisconsin State Patrol officials talking about new policies and procedures in place. It was brought to our attention that not only is FMCSA's auditing process changing, but so are the techniques used by the auditors.

With CSA being the most common reason for a visit from FMCSA, most carriers will not receive a "full compliance review" but instead w...

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Transportation News

Posted by Wesley Waters on Monday, July 16, 2012, In : Transportation News 

On July 11, 2012, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Deputy Administrator Bill Bronrott testified about the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program before the U.S. House of Representative’s Committee on Small Business. Deputy Bronrott’s written testimony discusses CSA’s safety benefits and its impact on small businesses, and is posted on FMCSA’s Website. Some of the key points of the testimony are listed below:

  • Independent analysis indicates the CSA Safety...

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HEADLINE: Trucking company flagged for poor maintenance

Posted by Wesley Waters on Sunday, July 15, 2012, In : Transportation News 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution; Thursday, July 12, 2012

By Katie Leslie


The trucking company involved in a wreck that killed an 8-year-old Decatur boy and severely injured his mother Wednesday has been flagged by federal transportation officials for a history of unsafe practices.

CW Transport LLC, a small trash-hauling fleet based in Atlanta, has so many vehicle maintenance violations that it ranks among the worst 6 percent of companies its size across the country, federal records s...

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Researchers Identify Common Factors in Truck-Related Crashes

Posted by Wesley Waters on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, In : Transportation News 

Two Kansas State University civil engineers are working to make Kansas roads and highways safer by reducing the number and severity of vehicular crashes that involve large, cargo-carrying trucks.

Sunanda Dissanayake, associate professor of civil engineering, and Siddhartha Kotikalapudi, master's student in civil engineering, India, are looking at five years' worth of statistics about crashes involving commercial trucks. Although large trucks account for just 3% of registered vehicles in the ...

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Sleep Apnea Among Truckers A Danger To The Public

Posted by Wesley Waters on Thursday, July 5, 2012, In : Transportation News 

Thousands of commercial trucks flow through Arkansas every day, but what the public may not realize is that a large percentage of those behind the wheel suffer from a condition that could put others at risk. You can hear the report from FM 89's Beth McEvoy above.

Wanda Lindsay is on a mission to educate others about the dangers of sleep apnea in the trucking industry. She is also working to draft legislation that would force trucking companies to implement programs for drivers with the disor...

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DOT Compliance Resource Links

Criterion Drug and Alcohol Testing
NC Department Of Revenue (Motor Fuel Tax Forms)
N.C. Department of Public Safety(State Highway Patrol)
NCDOT Oversize/Overweight(Permits Unit)
Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA)
International Fuel Tax Association Inc (IFTA)
North Carolina General Assembly (NCGA)