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 implementation of...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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New Data Available on Repair Intervals and Costs

The American Trucking Associations' Technology and Maintenance Council announced that in the second quarter of 2021 fleets averaged 31,638 miles of operation between unscheduled repairs—up 7.2% from 29,506 in the first quarter of 2021, and labor costs for repair and...

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STC in the News: STC Highlights Emerging Enforcement Trends

STC Co-Directors Steve Keppler and P. Sean Garney were recently featured in a Transport Topics story about presentations made during the 2021 Scopelitis Transportation Law Seminar. In their presentation, STC focused on recent enforcement trends and how they may impact...

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Webinar: STC Discusses Carrier Safety Gap Analysis

STC Co-Director P. Sean Garney joined EROAD on September 15, 2021 in a webinar focused on how carriers can utilize the FMCSA developed Safety Management Cycle to conduct internal audits on their operations to discover critical safety gaps and address them before they...

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