CVSA Joins Push to Hide CSA Data from Public
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Week of November 24, 2014
Top 5 News
1. Specialized Carriers Seek Exemption from 30-Minute Break Requirement
The Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for relief from the provision, which says drivers must take a half-hour break in an 8-hour shift.
view more | 11.21.2014 |
2. CVSA Joins Push to Hide CSA Data from Public
The truck safety enforcement community has joined the industry effort to get the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to hide CSA safety data from public view. In a November 14 letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance said that Safety Measurement System scores should be available to police but not to the public.
view more | 11.24.2014 |
3. Thanksgiving Traffic Forecast: Longer Delays on Wednesday Afternoon
Anyone out driving the day before Thanksgiving needs to be prepared for possible big traffic delays with traffic congestion predicted to be 25% worse than a typical Wednesday afternoon, according to the traffic analytics company Inrix.
view more | 11.25.2014 |
4. DOT Delays Truck Size and Weight Study
The Department of Transportation will not deliver its comprehensive study of the truck size and weight issue on time. In an email notice Monday, the department said it will delay delivery of the study until next year.
view more | 11.25.2014 |
5. Thanksgiving Travel Expected to be Highest Since 2007
More than 46 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, with most of them taking to the highways, according to a forecast from AAA Travel.
view more | 11.24.2014 |
Top 5 Articles
1. Attracting New Clients and Drivers through Branding
From the November issue: A new look can go a long way in turning heads while spreading your brand message to people on the road as well as to potential drivers.
view more | Nov 2014 |
2. Q&A: Al Cohn on Fuel-Efficient Tires, Footprints and Inflation
We sat down with tire-industry expert Al Cohn to gain some insight into fuel-efficient tires. We asked about inflation pressure and how it relates to tire wear and fuel efficiency, and about the wisdom of paying more for a tire that doesn't last as long.
view more | Nov 2014 |
3. Is There A Set Time to Change Air Springs?
Type of service and wear, along with road damage, tend to establish any schedule, if that’s possible.
view more | Nov 2014 |
4. Avoiding Damage From Aggressive Cargoes
The Liquid Products Database lists 5,000-plus substances and how they affect the interior walls of tank trailers.
view more | Nov 2014 |
5. Creating a Safety Environment
Winners of the 2014 Volvo Truck Safety Awards believe safety starts at the top, but the driver is the most important part of the equation.
view more | Nov 2014 |

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