Back to the Future: Papering Over ELDs

STC has observed a disturbing trend. Despite promises reduced hours-of-service violations following the implementation of electronic logging devices (ELDs), drivers are learning how to gain back the “flexibility” of paper logs. Prior to the initial...

Obstructive Safety Attitudes

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is an issue whose priority has ebbed and flowed. When it first emerged as a safety concern it was greeted by a lot of excitement and strong feelings on both sides. Since, absent government guidance, there’s been a steady drumbeat from...

The Supply Chain: Trucking’s Fickle Partner

The COVID pandemic has impacted the trucking industry in some interesting ways. Large swaths of the economy shut their doors for a time, impacting consumer demands, purchasing decisions and methods (e.g. e-commerce), and resulting freight patterns. Consumer demand...

Enforcement Cases Decline in 2021

The FMCSA and the states have closed 2,105 enforcement cases in 2021, a decrease of 30% from 2020. The total amount of fines issued in 2020 from these cases was more than $25 million.

CVSA Oks Certain Electronic Documents

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance just published an Inspection Bulletin regarding the acceptability by enforcement of certain electronic documents, including digital images of medical certificates, during roadside...