FMCSA’s 2021 Safety Forum – Spoken and Unspoken Words & Takeaways
On March 10, 2021, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) held its annual public session called the FMCSA Analysis, Research & Technology Forum, or ART Forum for short. It’s...
Register This…More Compliance Frustration Ahead
In 2011, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a new rule that promised to improve safety by requiring medical examiners (MEs) to be properly trained, and creating a...
It’s Frost Law Season Again
Spring brings the imposition of seasonal frost laws in many northern states and most Canadian provinces. These states each have frost laws: Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New...
STC’s Newest Webinar – Proven Strategies to Increase Fleet Safety
STC is pleased to host truck safety research Matthew Camden, of Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, for our newest webinar – Proven Strategies to Increase Fleet Safety –...
Did You Know?
24.5% of FY2020 Compliance Investigations Had Safety Violation Fines
24.5% of FMCSA compliance investigations in FY 2020 resulted in a fine for safety violations (2,962 companies fined/12,062 audits).
Percentage of Compliance Investigations with ELD Violations Rose in CY 2020
In CY 2020, the percent of FMCSA compliance investigations with ELD violations rose from 8% in January to almost 14% in December. (FMCSA ART presentation on March 10, 2020)
$46 Billion Spent on Highways in 2019
In 2019, federal spending for highways totaled $46 billion. That’s equivalent to buying 306,666 plus new Class 8 trucks today.
STC Recently Launched a New Client Service, Remote Desktop Audits.
STC recently launched a new client service, Remote Desktop Audits. This streamlined mock DOT audit will save costs since it's an off-site review using smaller sample sizes, consistent with FMCSA...
In the News
STC Vice President Comments on January (and 2020 Annual) Clearinghouse Results
STC Vice President P. Sean Garney was recently featured in a FreightWaves article about FMCSA's recently released Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Results. Garney commented that the results show that CDL...
STC President Joins FreightWaves to Discuss Future of Hair-Based Testing
STC President Dave Osiecki recently joined FreightWaves to discuss the viability of the hair-based drug testing proposal that was published by FMCSA last September. Osiecki commented that he...
STC President Comments on Coming Regulation
Transport Topics recently asked STC President Dave Osiecki about the expected regulatory changes coming from the Biden Administration. Osiecki commented that he doesn't expect hair testing for drugs to go forward, but...
CCJ Spotlights Osiecki's Webinar on HOS Rule Change
STC President Dave Osiecki was recently featured in the Commercial Carrier Journal about his comments from Axele's recent webinar about the newly revised FMCSA Hours of Service regulations. Specifically, Osiecki...
STC President Comments to HDT on Biden Executive Order
STC President Dave Osiecki recently commented to Heavy Duty Trucking about the possible effects of a recent Biden Administration Executive Order (EO) on Regulatory initiatives. Osiecki relayed that the EO signified an ending to the previous administration's de-regulatory efforts, and predicted that the...
STC President's Comments on Recent Clearinghouse Stats Included in DATAC Article
STC President Dave Osiecki's recent analysis of the January FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse statistics were included in a DATAC article. Osiecki said that the number of drivers being evaluated and completing the return-to-work process has continued to slowly rise over the last few months, but that it's also clear many...