All articles by Marissa Hirt

CSA: Terrible Two’s

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CSA is two years old and we all know what being two years old means: mayhem…  …or maybe not.  We’ve heard everything from “CSA will destroy the industry” to “CSA will have zero effect”.  The results have been somewhere in the middle for most carriers.  CSA is certainly putting a focus on carrier safety as […]

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Vigillo Goes Mobile With CSA Daylight™

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CSA mobile app delivers critical CSA Scorecard data with Daily Updates PORTLAND, Ore. – October 4, 2012— Vigillo LLC, creators of data mining software products designed to aggregate, organize and deliver complex fleet safety information in an easy-to-read scorecard format, today announced the release of CSA Daylight the Industry’s first CSA mobile app. Available at […]

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Millennials and Mammoths

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I know that we all keep talking about the driver shortage.  The ATA estimates that the industry will have to add an average of 96k NEW drivers to the industry every year in order to meet demand.  (This is a significant increase over last year’s prediction of 54k new drivers annually).  The two biggest factors […]

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Data Q’s: Question Your Data (Part 2)

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We get a lot of questions about the DataQ’s system every day.  I’m going to try a give a very simple overview of the DataQ’s system and best practices for challenging through that system.  Last week I focused on what a DataQ was and when you should challenge your data.  This week is focused on […]

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DataQ’s: Question your Data (Part 1)

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We get a lot of questions about the DataQ’s system every day.  I’m going to try a give a very simple overview of the DataQ’s system and best practices for challenging through that system. What is a DataQ? The DataQs system (https://dataqs.fmcsa.dot.gov) is an electronic means for filing concerns about Federal and State data released […]

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Technology isn’t Trucking Free

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Okay.  So let me tell you why trucking is here to stay. I can even say it in one word.  Can you guess what it might be? You’re right.  It’s Amazon. Now, I will tell you that I have a love/hate relationship with Amazon.  I love books.  Love them.  People who give me jewelry often […]

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It’s the little things…

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Back in January, I noted that the FMCSA was planning on making some slight changes to the whole, “Driving while Disqualified” violations.  Many of your drivers were being disqualified over non-safety related things: unpaid parking tickets, legal fines, etc. Well, earlier this month, the FMCSA announced that they have made changes to their system.  They will now take […]

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Sound Sleep to Road Ready

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32.7% of people in the Transportation/Warehousing industry get fewer than 6 hours of sleep a night.  Now, this is not a surprise to me. We all know that driver fatigue is an issue in this industry. I see at least one new article a week (if not a day) on driver fatigue: sleep apnea, HOS […]

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Oh where… are the Scores? Oh where! Are the Scores?

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Narrator: “Now it’s time for silly songs with Larry. The part of the show where Larry comes out and sings a silly song. Our curtain opens as Larry, having just finished his morning bath, is searching for his CSA Scores. Having no success, Larry cries out…” Larry: “Oh, where are my scores? Oh where are […]

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