FMCSA Doesn’t Need Congress

When the House of Representatives published their version of the infrastructure bill earlier this year, many in trucking were getting nervous. The bill contained a laundry list of things that are not very popular among industry crowds, including; finalizing...

Shiny Objects Distract Fleets

STC has been busy conducting mock audits and operational gap analysis lately. These typically begin with an opening interview in which we discuss the schedule of events, our methodology, and the types of violations and operational gaps for which STC is investigating....

ELDs Speed Past Expectations

FMCSA’s originally estimated the number of ELDs that would be available on the US market once the mandate was finalized was 88. It considered this “conservatively high.” There are several hundred on the market...

Not Distracted by the Speed Limit

A recent vendor study found that drivers identified as ‘most distracted’ were 2.4 times more likely to drive more than 10 miles over the speed...

More Drivers Operating Out of Class

20% of drivers put out-of-service during International Roadcheck were cited for operating with the wrong license class for the vehicle they were driving.

Off-site Out of Mind

On July 7, FMCSA issued technical corrections and amendments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. While most of these changes were minor, one will significantly impact the enforcement operations. FMCSA removed the word “on-site” from the...

Will a Standing Order Sit on Innovation?

Since the first autonomous vehicle was even imagined, detractors were asking – “is it safe?” Though many agree that removing human error, which accounts for the vast majority of vehicle crashes, will result in improved safety, convincing skeptics they...

Why Can’t We Get It Right?

In July, the DOT Inspector General issued a report regarding FMCSA’s gaps and challenges in its oversight of State CDL programs. The report uncovered an alarming number of cases where States didn’t transmit disqualifying convictions quickly enough. In some...

More Drivers Entering the Industry

According to the Department of Transportation, some 50,000 CDLs have been issued each month in 2021, 14% higher than the 2019 monthly...