New “Commercial Driver Safety Risk Factors” Research Findings Unveiled
In June 2020, FMCSA published a new report from a multi-year study of 21,000 truck drivers aimed at identifying the most critical behaviors and driver characteristics (e.g., age, seat belt...
Don’t Split Hairs – New Sleeper Berth Rules Offer Remarkable Flexibility
When FMCSA finalized changes to the Hours of Service rules in May 2020, some industry stakeholders felt the split sleeper berth rule change didn’t go far enough. They longed for...
See-Through Safety -- Transparency and Partnership Is Key
FMCSA has a difficult job--it is tasked with reducing CMV crashes by monitoring 550,000 motor carriers and nearly 7 million CMV drivers. It is a herculean task. But FMCSA is...
Did You Know?
"Form and Manner" violations are still a thing
12,935 “general/form and manner” violations were cited during roadside inspections in the first five months of 2020 (Jan-May). Even with ELDs, “form and manner” violations are still a thing--drivers forget...
Off-site DOT audits by federal & state
Off-site DOT audits by federal & state personnel are up 244% thus far in FY 2020 (compared to all of FY 2019). See the data.
There’s a thing called. . .
There’s a thing called the “Large Truck Technology Return-on-Investment Calculator.” See the User Guide and Instruction Manual.
In the News
STC In the News: STC President Comments on Marijuana Use in the Trucking Industry
Dave Osiecki, President of Scopelitis Transportation Consulting was recently asked about new data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration indicating that some drivers may be choosing marijuana use over good...
STC in the News: Garney Speaks with TT About New Clearinghouse Data
Scopelitis Transportation Consulting's Vice President P. Sean Garney was recently interviewed by Transport Topics about the new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Clearinghouse progress report. Garney called the report a...
STC In the News: STC President Discusses Clearinghouse Progress to Date
Dave Osiecki, President of Scopelitis Transportation Consulting was recently asked what, if anything, from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's new progress report on the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse jumped...