Keep up-to-date on regulatory changes and what they mean for your business. Omnitracs' Dave Kraft, Director of Industry Affairs, discusses the most recent safety and compliance issues in his blogs, videos, and white papers. Sign up to receive regular updates on topics such as the mandate for electronic on-board recorders, minimizing driver distraction, and many more.
May 23, 2013
An Update on CSA
A few months ago I wrote a blog post about “CSA – A Work in Progress” and now I thought an update might be in order. Previously, I reported that FMCSA initiated a CSA subcommittee with the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) to address the issues being considered with CSA and its Safety Measurement System (SMS) ratings of carriers. The CSA subcommittee includes some members from MCSAC as well as other representatives from industry, safety groups, and enforcement. Read the entire blog entry.
April 9, 2013
How Much Technology is Too Much?
With the recent explosive growth of in-cab technology, our customers have begun to ask, “How much technology is too much”,” and, “How can we most effectively pinpoint and integrate the right technology to fit our unique operational needs”? The answer is simple: It’s not always about adding more technology to your fleet operations, it’s about adding the right technology. Read the entire blog entry.
March 28, 2013
EOBRs - The Imperative Before the Mandate
The use of electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs) continues to expand as many carriers see the imperative in using these systems. While an FMCSA rulemaking for an EOBR mandate may still be a few years away from taking effect, there is much to be gained in using these systems now. A primary focus for fleets implementing EOBRs is improved hours of service (HOS) compliance and related scores in the Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) system. Read the entire blog entry.
March 12, 2013
Qualcomm Webinar - 2013 Regulatory Agenda: A Look Ahead
Hours of service changes, Safety Measurement System changes, CSA program evaluation, the EOBR mandate, and requirements for FMCSA rulemaking and studies...the never-ending list. How do you stay on top of all these industry regulations? On February 28, I had the pleasure of hosting a webinar along with my colleagues, Eric Witty and Jon Van Winkle, during which we explained how industry rules and programs may impact your business and what you can do to be prepared. Read the entire blog entry.
February 4, 2013
CSA - A Work in Progress
With just two years under its belt, the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) still faces a few hurdles to overcome. Some industry experts are suggesting further improvements to the new safety measures. I believe CSA is a work in progress. Read the entire blog entry.
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