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Jan 18

It wouldn’t be a new year without some new regs, right? The FMCSA is planning another overhaul of how carrier safety is rated, which includes getting rid of the rating system that’s been in place since 1982.

Below are some of this week’s trucking news headlines.

The FMCSA has proposed a new carrier safety rating program. The current system rates carriers as Satisfactory, Conditional, or Unsatisfactory. Right now, a majority of carriers aren't rated at all. The proposed Safety Fitness Determination would only use the label "Unfit" for carriers that fall below certain safety measurements, based on roadside inspections and investigations. 

Read more at CCJ

Some CSA info has been made public again. The highway bill that was passed back in December led to the removal of CSA scores from public view. Some of that info is back up on the DOT site, including inspections and violation histories for the past year -- but not without some technical problems.

Read more at Overdrive

Fatalities from truck crashes are down 40% in the past decade, according to the American Trucking Associations. 

Read more at CCJ

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