Driver Retention & Safety – New Research Confirms Relationship, With a Twist
In August 2020, an under-the-radar safety research organization called the National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence published a new research report titled, Examining the Relationship Between CMV Driver Retention...
A Trend Within a Trend - The Latest Truck Crash Data
In late September 2020, FMCSA quietly posted its latest Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts report with finalized 2018 CMV crash data and trend information. There was no FMCSA news release,...
Yep, A New Truck Crash Causation Study is Long Overdue
The first and only FMCSA-funded large truck crash causation study was completed in 2006, almost 15 years ago. In fact, the crash data used in that landmark study is even...
Did You Know?
Elevated CSA scores
Elevated CSA scores in the Hours of Service Compliance, Vehicle Maintenance & Unsafe Driving BASICs trigger the most DOT compliance audits/investigations (and in this order).
"Inquiries Into Employment Record Not Kept in DQ File” the 3rd Most Cited “Critical” DOT Violation in 2020
In FY 2020 (ended September 30), "Inquiries Into Employment Record Not Kept in DQ File" was the 3rd most cited "critical" violation during DOT compliance audits/investigations. #s 1 and 2...
FMCSA posted a new Education Tool
As of September 30, 2020, FMCSA posted a new Education Tool for the Hours of Service rules. It's called ETHOS, and is an electronic log you can use to enter...
Upcoming STC Training Webinar: Preventing The Preventable- Using DataQs To Improve Your CSA Scores
The impact CSA scores have on drivers and carriers in the transportation industry is significant, as such, the accurate reporting of violation data is imperative and false reports must be...
In the News
STC in the News: HHS Proposes Hair Testing Guidelines
STC Vice President P. Sean Garney was asked by Heavy Duty Trucking to provide some perspective on the Department of Health and Human Services' proposed hair testing guidelines which could...
STC in the News: Hour of Service Audits in an ELD World
FleetOwner recently reported on a presentation delivered by STC President Dave Osiecki at Trimble's 2020 Virtual in.sight Conference. The presentation focused on the ways in which compliance reviews have changed...