Hot Topics

STC Expands, Adds Strength and Experience

With a career spanning more than 25 years with some of the nation’s largest fleets, David O’Neal has joined STC in the role of Senior Associate. O’Neal will combine his...
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Notifying FMCSA of Obvious Improvement Opportunities

With FMCSA’s recent implementation of new push-notification functionality in the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, STC believes it is time to revive the conversation about doing the same for updates to...
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Public Display of Concern

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program has been making headlines lately. FMCSA’s proposed changes to the program are sweeping and motor carriers are working hard to...
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Did You Know?

Did You Know? A Tire Violation Tops The List of Out-of-Service Violations

In CY 2022, the vehicle-related violation resulting in the most out-of-service (OOS) orders at the roadside was “tire flat/or audible air leak”, with more than 97,000 OOS violations according FMCSA...
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Did You Know? Not All Compliance Investigations Result in a Fine

According to FMCSA’s Motor Carrier Safety Progress Report, in FY 2022, 39% of the compliance investigations completed by FMCSA investigators resulted in a Notice of Claim (i.e., a fine).
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Did You Know? Two States Account for 20% of Large Truck and Bus Crashes

According to FMCSA’s Safety Event Mapping Tool, California and Texas account for nearly 20% of all large truck and bus crashes in calendar year 2022.
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In the News

STC In The News: Transportation Experts Divided on FMCSA’s Rejection of IRT

Last month, FMCSA rejected the complex IRT system and have instead decided to modify it, making it more user-friendly for truck drivers.  In Transport Topics’ February 28 article, P. Sean...
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STC In The News: Speed limiters a “big, sexy issue” in 2023

STC’s P. Sean Garney was asked to join a FleetOwner-hosted webinar sponsored by GPS Insight.  During the forum, Mr. Garney made several predictions/look-ahead for 2023, including various items in the...
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STC In The News: Recall likely after feds deny Daimler Trucks’ equipment exemption

  NHTSA has denied DTNA’s equipment exemption petition, likely resulting in a recall of 24,000 vehicles.  Daimler, seeking the exemption, claimed the safety-related noncompliance is inconsequential.  P. Sean Garney of...
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