FMCSA report outlines plan to overhaul CSA, with tests of new system slated to begin in Sept.

Complying with an order from Congress issued in 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has released a report on how it plans to proceed in reforming its Compliance, Safety, Accountability program to better achieve CSA’s goal of identifying unsafe trucking companies. The chief reforms outlined in the 10-page report include replacing the existing CSA Safety Measurement System with a new scoring system, working to improve the quality of data used to score carriers, making it easier for carriers to understand and calculate their safety scores and evaluating adding an absolute scoring system (instead of relying only on relative scores that hinge on a comparison of carriers to their peers.) Read more

CVSA’s annual driver-focused enforcement blitz a month out

Operation Safe Driver Week, an annual enforcement spree put on by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, is set this year for July 15-21. During the weeklong blitz, enforcers will be focusing on traffic violations, seat belt enforcement, driver roadside inspections and driver regulatory compliance. CVSA says driver behavior is the cause of more than 88 percent of large truck crashes and 93 percent of passenger vehicle crashes. Read more

Young replaces Schroeder at the AHAA

Guy Young has replaced Bill Schroeder as general manager of the Auto Haulers Association of America (AHAA). The association represents the interests of finished vehicle carriers in the US and currently has more than 85 car carrier members (with almost 9,000 trucks between them) and around 35 suppliers. Young has a trucking and association leadership background. He was previously president and CEO of the Kentucky Trucking Association, and prior to that vice-president of the Georgia Motor Trucking Association for 22 years. He also spent 12 years with an Atlanta-based petroleum carrier earlier in his career. Read more